Asked in Employment Law for Virginia

Q: I accepted a job offer and resigned but now I received another that I like more. I need both background checks to clear

I know they will but I am nervous during the employee verification my current employer will say something to both companies, is that allowed or could i sue them if they did that

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: There aren't many laws or rules surrounding what former employers can disclose to prospective employers during the application process. The one exception to this rule is if you can prove your former employer said something to the prospective employer that is both false and unfavorable about you that results in you not getting the new job. These types of situations are notoriously difficult to prove, so if you believe this has happened, you should contact a Virginia employment attorney to discuss your situation.

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