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Craftsman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 01:37 PM
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6. My brother does hiring and firing for his company
Edited on Fri Nov-20-09 01:41 PM by Craftsman
He will only confirm dates of employment. Then he tells them it is company policy not to discuss any other info on current or former employees. And unless you are authorized to do so tell them nothing and give them HR's number.
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  -What information can an employer give to an unknown caller about an employee? Inchworm  Nov-20-09 01:33 PM   #0 
  - Whatever the law says, the reality is that bosses can do whatever they want. What are you gonna do  T Wolf   Nov-20-09 01:34 PM   #1 
  - Oh no  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:39 PM   #9 
  - They can't do whatever they want.  MattBaggins   Nov-20-09 02:14 PM   #36 
  - Whether or not you are/were an employee. That's it unless you've signed a disclosure.  sinkingfeeling   Nov-20-09 01:35 PM   #2 
  - Yep  MidwestRick   Nov-20-09 01:36 PM   #5 
  - That is about what was given, cool  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:40 PM   #10 
  - My guess is they can give anything and aren't required to give anything.  mikelgb   Nov-20-09 01:36 PM   #3 
  - Makes sense  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:41 PM   #11 
  - Not much  Kookaburra   Nov-20-09 01:36 PM   #4 
  - Thanks  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:41 PM   #12 
  - My brother does hiring and firing for his company  Craftsman   Nov-20-09 01:37 PM   #6 
  - I'm pretty sure this is how it was handled  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:43 PM   # 
  - That's what we do, too. n/t  donco6   Nov-20-09 01:56 PM   #25 
  - That's how it was in all the companies I've worked. And only HR could give  RKP5637   Nov-20-09 02:13 PM   #35 
  - Technically, all you are supposed to give is the fact that the employee  Cleita   Nov-20-09 01:37 PM   #7 
  - ok  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:43 PM   #17 
  - In CA they can ask if you would rehire...  JuniperLea   Nov-20-09 01:54 PM   #24 
     - In NC they can ask 'is ***** eligible for rehire?' n/t  Lance_Boyle   Nov-20-09 03:16 PM   #41 
  - I don't know about the law  guitar man   Nov-20-09 01:38 PM   #8 
  - Hehe  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:46 PM   #18 
     - Yeah it's fun  guitar man   Nov-20-09 02:04 PM   #29 
  - Whether or not you are employed, and if you are a former employee whether or not you are eligible...  slackmaster   Nov-20-09 01:42 PM   #13 
  - That is what boss thought it was about  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:47 PM   #19 
  - The boss should never give any information to an "unknown caller".  cbdo2007   Nov-20-09 01:43 PM   #14 
  - I'll read that later  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:50 PM   #21 
  - My company won't even  sharp_stick   Nov-20-09 01:43 PM   #15 
  - Seems safer that way  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 01:52 PM   #23 
  - Most of the posters here are wrong. LEGALLY, they can give any information they want.  Xithras   Nov-20-09 01:43 PM   #16 
  - Unless they changed the law, you can't give a bad reference  Cleita   Nov-20-09 01:50 PM   #20 
  - I'm in California. I was an employer. That's not the law.  Xithras   Nov-20-09 01:58 PM   #26 
     - Are you a lawyer? Because the legal department of a very large company  Cleita   Nov-20-09 02:04 PM   #28 
        - I was told there was lots of case law which protects employees  tonysam   Nov-20-09 02:10 PM   #33 
           - I did find out something strange when I worked for the State of California  Cleita   Nov-20-09 02:41 PM   #38 
           - Civil case law doesn't make something illegal  Xithras   Nov-20-09 02:51 PM   #39 
  - That all makes sense  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 02:03 PM   #27 
  - They can if they want to risk a lawsuit  tonysam   Nov-20-09 02:13 PM   #34 
  - Companies open themselves up to lawsuits with defamatory information  tonysam   Nov-20-09 02:04 PM   #31 
  - Here's the N. Carolina statute concerning what employee information is allowed.  sinkingfeeling   Nov-20-09 01:50 PM   #22 
  - Super!  Inchworm   Nov-20-09 02:04 PM   #30 
  - Creditor tracking you down?  prolesunited   Nov-20-09 02:23 PM   #37 
  - Is that for all employers?  Xithras   Nov-20-09 02:05 PM   # 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Nov-20-09 02:05 PM   #32 
  - In the State of MD  Bitwit1234   Nov-20-09 03:12 PM   #40 

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