“Getting fired” is the most common answer I get when I ask people, “What kinds of things on the job might make you think you were the victim of discrimination or retaliation?” And termination is still the #1 triggering event… Read More ›
Bad/Retaliatory Job References
Top 10 Ways Employers Violate Your Rights – And What You Can Do About It
The end of the year is always a great time to remind employees of the most common ways that employers violate their rights. This is based on my experience in nearly 2,000 employment lawsuits I’ve filed against employers, in both… Read More ›
8 Ways to Protect Your Job Search and Career from Big Data “Reputation Scores”
The Rise and Dangers of Big Data & “Reputation Scoring” “Big Data ” – the term referring to the unprecedented volume of personal information being created online every minute – is being vacuumed up at blinding speed by companies… Read More ›
Line Up Your References Before Starting Your Job Search
It’s the time of year again when many employees consider changing jobs. Many hiring officials say your job references – and what they say – are as important as what you say about yourself. Choose references carefully. Once you identify them,… Read More ›
Bad References: Can Former Employers Legally Bad-Mouth You?
I get many questions about bad job references. Can my former employer badmouth me? Can my old boss talk bad about me? Aren’t employers limited to disclosing my dates of employment, salary and job title? Employees want to stop former… Read More ›
Are You Getting Bad Job References From Your Former Employer?
I get LOTS of questions about bad job references. Commonly I’m asked things like, “Can my former employer badmouth me?”, or “Aren’t employers limited to disclosing my dates of employment, salary and job title?” Employees want to stop former employers… Read More ›
The Permanent Job Search
There was a time when looking for work meant crafting a sharp resume package, identifying target employers, and deciding what you would send (and say) to each. You were the master of what prospective employers knew, and when they knew… Read More ›
Do Your Own Background Check – Before Prospective Employers Do
If you’re in the hunt for new employment, I strongly recommend that you do your own “background check” before you start that search. In other words, act like a potential employer and put together a profile of yourself. Or, for… Read More ›
Is Your Former Employer Giving You Bad Job References?
In a tough job market, it’s more important than ever to know what your former employers are saying about you. When prospective employers call about you, what are they being told? Do you know? If you’re being bad-mouthed, what can… Read More ›