Can I do anything about being marked non-rehirable, if I gave and finished out my 2 weeks notice and left on good terms?

It’s affecting me getting another job and providing for my son. I know it was out of spite for trying to go to a different store.

Asked on August 21, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, New Hampshire

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The employer is not required to give you a positive recommendation, or even any recommendation at all--they could refuse to recommend you, or even verify your employment, if they wanted.
But they can't lie about you if they do misrepresent or lie about you  and state something negative which is untrue and which damages your reputation, they may have committed defamation. If they did defame you, you may have grounds to sue them for monetary compensation. If they are telling prospective employers or others in the industry that you are non-hireable and/or that you did something wrong as an employee when that is not the case, that may be defamation. If you think they are defaming you, including to possible employers, you should speak with a personal injury attorney about whether you may have a viable legal claim. May P.I. attorneys will provide a free initial consultation to evaluate a case you can ask about this before making the appointment to see the attorney.


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