Is it legal in VA for a law enforcement agency to sabotage employees when they apply to other agencies?

I and several workmates of mine were on the verge of being hired elsewhere fnal
stages and our workplace intervened and suddenly job offers had been rescinded.

Asked on November 18, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

It is not legal for them to lie about you in a way that damages your reputations or makes you less likely to be hired.
It IS legal however for them to reveal true facts about you, even if they harm you; to express negative opinions (again, not untrue negative facts; only opinions), such as "I though he was lazy" or "he was difficult to work with"; or to outright recommend that somone else not hire you. All that is barred is asserting untrue negative factual statements about you.


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