Posts Tagged ‘termination’

Reference Checks: What Can I Say About a Former Employee?

Is an employer prohibited from providing a reason for separation when verifying past employment? No — an employer can provide reasons for separation/termination, but many employers are uncomfortable doing so due to concerns about a lawsuit from a former employee for defamation. Truth is an absolute defense to any claim for defamation but defending such […]

14 Nov 19 - Termination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Firing an Employee With a ‘Bad Attitude’ in California

We would like to terminate an employee who has a bad attitude that rubs off on other employees. However, we haven’t given him any warning. Is it safe to let him go? Although California is at “at-will” state, meaning employment may be terminated by either the employer or employee on notice to the other, that […]

4 Feb 19 - Discipline, Termination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »