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bad references from old boss

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My boyfriend had an ongoing personality conflict w/ his boss. When things exploded, my boyfriend was asked to leave. Now he cannot get another job, and has been told that his former boss is giving him a really nasty reference. Anything at all we can do?


Marcia M

Go to the library and read a book about getting a new job. Many have suggested ways of counteracting a boss who gives bad references, such as giving the name of co-workers or others in supervisory positions.. Unless the refence is slanderous (false and mean spirited) a mere bad reference isn't actionable. And suing or threatening legal action can make it even worse. "I fired this horrible person and then he used me for a reference, and he sued me for telling the truth."

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