There is usually no legal obligation for an employer to provide references about employees or former employees to a prospective employer.
Employers should aim to treat all responses to reference requests consistently. For example, if you limit the type of information that you provide, you should stick to that policy.
Employers should ensure that they comply with GDPR when providing a reference.
What's included in this library?
Model letters and forms to help you create and maintain legally compliant documents for your organisation on reference responses.
Return this simple letter with a completed reference request from an ex-employee's new employer.
This is a standard letter to return to an employer who has requested a reference for an ex-employee.