what can a company say when they are called for a job reference?

I was laid off about 6 months ago. They told me they couldn't afford to pay me anymore, which i knew was a lie seeing as how i was over the Accounts payable and receivable department. I found out after 3 months of searching for a job that they were giving me a bad job reference. All of what they were saying was untrue and I can prove it. What can I do about this? I have a great job now but they cost me several jobs before this one.

Asked By: Jennifer L - 11/4/2009
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They can say what they thought of your performance. There is nothing you can do unless you can prove that somebody gave you a bad reference that was not true. I think that would qualify as slander. Can you prove it? Wish you luck, that is so rotten to give someone a bad reference, no matter what! we need to... More
Answered By: bookworm - 11/4/2009
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Unfortunately they can lie until they get caught. This is a common problem particularly for women who have been subjected to sexual harassment on the job. This happened to my mother... More
Answered By: Wonderwoman - 11/4/2009
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