WITHOUT my consent can my new employer ask previous job'sHR for reference?
Is it legal for a new or prospective employer to ask my previous job’s HR for reference WITHOUT my CONSENT? Without my consent, is it legal for my previous job’s HR to give a reference? Any help would be appreciated!
Asked By: Ww W - 3/4/2009
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
If you tell them they cannot contact your current employer because it may threaten your current job before you can secure a new one, then they legally cannot contact them, BUT they are also allowed to decide not to hire you unless they can contact them.
Answered By: Carrie M - 3/4/2009
Additional Answers (6)
Yes of course. They aren't limited to just the people you want them to call. They wouldn't get a fair assessment of you if they did.
Answered By: misskate12001 - 3/4/2009
It's not illegal for your employer to give a reference, it is illegal for them to give you a bad one though. To ask for a reference without consent...I'm not sure on that one
Answered By: Saucy - 3/4/2009
Your prospective employer may check with your previous job's HR for references. However, it is your former employer that is unlikely to share more than your time worked and position held. The last thing they want is for you to have any reason to seek legal action against them. So in short, your former employer... More
Answered By: jason l - 3/4/2009
Employer'salso have the right to do background checks to include credit check too. Depending on the job...the thoery behind the credit check is that if someone has "bad" credit, there may be potential for higher risk of theft...in theory...
Answered By: JT - 3/4/2009
They have the right to ask for any information that may help them determine your suitability for the job.
Answered By: justme - 3/4/2009
Yes, companies have a right to cross check references. HR has a responsibility to check references for company liability and for truth. You be amazed how many people lie on their resume/application.
Answered By: Cubs Girl - 3/4/2009
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Complete OFCCP compliance that actually helps you recruit.
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
Other Career Questions
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.