Lemon Grove, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: My former employer called my references and lied about me now references don't want to recommend me. Civil claim?

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Benjamin Hill
Benjamin Hill
  • Woodland Hills, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You potentially have claims against your former employer for fraud and slander. The problem with each claim is that the employer will contend that you have only speculative damages. In other words, even if you prove that the employer did lie about you, you still must establish that these lies caused you concrete damages. Your claims would be much stronger if you can find a prospective employer who's willing to testify that he/she would have hired you but for your former employer's false statements about you. For more information on employment law topics, please visit -- http://employerdefenseattorney.com/blog/

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