ACAS has recently launched new guidance for employers on references. This is an area that can prove difficult for employers to manage. Recruiters are often asked for references about their internal staff and temporary workers – and also have the task of seeking references about candidates that they are seeking to supply or introduce to clients. The guidance tackles issues such as:
• Does an employment reference have to be provided?
• What can an employment reference include?
• Can an employer give a bad reference?
See the full guidance for further information