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    miguel7986 is offline Junior Member
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    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? California
    I was terminated from my previous employer for alleged misconduct. I'm currently seeking a new job, but every time that I fill the work application I don't know what to write in the reason why I left that job. Because I don't know what kind of information the former employer is allowed to give the potential employer. How can I find out what the former employer is saying? in order to find out wether it is true.
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    The former employer is allowed to make any statement that is truthful. I suggest you tell the truth on any employment application.
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    And if your former employer won't tell you why you were terminated, and you honestly don't know why, write "let go, don't know why."
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    How can I find out if the employer is telling the truth about why he terminated me to employers checking about me?
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    Well, you could have a trusted friend call and pretend they're a prospective employer. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't. A lot of companies respond to reference requests in writing ONLY and ONLY with your written authorization (although neither is required by law).
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    What makes you think the employer is not telling the truth about why you were terminated? Be as specific as possible - there's a reason I'm asking.
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    No jobs calling back

    One of the reasons that I'm worried about the previous employer saying what is not true is that I have been to several interviews that look very good, and I have not gotten a return call. The jobs that I have been applying for are exactly what I do. Like I mentioned in the initial question that I had been terminated for alleged misconduct. It's alleged their is no evidence to support what he said happened. I'm receiving my UI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miguel7986 View Post
    One of the reasons that I'm worried about the previous employer saying what is not true is that I have been to several interviews that look very good, and I have not gotten a return call. The jobs that I have been applying for are exactly what I do. Like I mentioned in the initial question that I had been terminated for alleged misconduct. It's alleged their is no evidence to support what he said happened. I'm receiving my UI.
    **A: is that as specific as you can be as to the reason for your termination?
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    What are U telling prospective employers?

    On the job applications or during the interviews with these prospective employers, what are you giving as the reason you left your last job? Is it possible that you are giving a false reason, and then when they follow up, the former employee is being honest stating that you were "terminated due to alleged misconduct?" Lying on your application could be the reason you have had no offers.
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    You still have not explained why you think your employer is LYING about what happened. He is allowed to give a negative opinion of your work if that is what he truly believes.

    BE SPECIFIC. EXACTLY what do you think he is saying that is UNTRUE, as opposed to an opinion you do not agree with?
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    You are assuming! What I'm saying and doing is what I'm about, and that is honesty! I know that these employers will be calling that is the main reason that I'm up front with them. I thought that this site was about free legal advise not anybody giving there own personal opinions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miguel7986 View Post
    You are assuming! What I'm saying and doing is what I'm about, and that is honesty! I know that these employers will be calling that is the main reason that I'm up front with them. I thought that this site was about free legal advise not anybody giving there own personal opinions!
    **A: oh brother, can't you understand English? Why have you not answered the question posed by cbg?
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    No one is giving a personal opinion. I am TRYING to extract some information to you so that I can give you your legal options.

    But if you don't care, I don't care either.

    Have a good life.

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