What do I do when a former employee slanders former employer?
Be dtill about it,listen,but dont get involved in the politicing of it...there are always two sides to every thing..
Passively, yes. If a potential employer wants a letter of recommendation from a former employer, and the former employer knows the ex-employee is a hopeless loser or an outright crook, they will write a letter of "recommendation" that will say in effect: "So-and-so worked for us from this date until that date and was found to be 'satisfactory' ". That is the kiss of death. And the former employer has covered themselves, because they said…
Under what circumstances can an employee sue a former employer as it relates to the provision of a reference?
Does paying out unemployment insurance to a former employee increase the unemployment taxes for the employer?
The employer does not pay to the former employee. The employer pays unemployment taxes to the state he does business in, and the state, in turn, pays the benefits to the unemployed worker. If the employer has a large enough labor turn over, the state will raise his tax percentage payable accordingly.
Not without consequences when it is questioned under oath. Not under oath, there is less of an incentive not to omit to respond, except where doing so would be unlawful. Employers often go no further than to verify the fact of a former employee's employment; that is, employers often decline to speak to any quality of the former employee's service in employment. This is done to avoid the potential for legal liability to the former…