Can my former employer refuse to send employment of verification to my mortgage company although I signed a consent form to release this information?

I’m trying to get a pre approval for a home and the mortgage company has

sent several request to my former employer requesting my employment

verification and I signed the consent form they are ignoring the request. Can

they refuse to give this information.

Asked on March 3, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Alabama


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, they can refuse to provide this information: employers are not legally obligated to provide employment verifications. You may need to prove your former employment and income other ways, such as by a Form W-2, paystubs, tax returns, etc., or else look for a different lender who will not require this employment verification.

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