If you have lost your job for any reason, you will probably need to think harder about the references you supply to any new position for which you apply. Your ex employer is not allowed to give a bad reference. However, you might not want them to supply your new job with information about you, if they were the ones who fired you.
Similarly, if you have filed an accident at work claim in Torfaen, you may have a black mark against your name. Your ex employer is allowed to refuse to give you a reference at all, which does not look good for your new position.
- Go to your last position. If you were not at your current job for very long, it is perfectly acceptable to go to your last position and ask them for a reference. As long as your reference is good then you should not have to worry about not having a reference from your current job.
- Speak to other management. There may be other management at your current position who will be happy to give you a good reference, even if your direct manager is not. If you have worked well in your current job there is no reason not to get a good reference.
- Get a character reference. If you know someone who is not related to you, but has known you for a long time, they can give you a character reference. This can help you to prove that you are a professional and upstanding citizen. Many people provide character references as well as professional references anyway.
- Try freelance references. If you have ever worked on a freelance basis for another company, that company may be able to give you good reference. This will stand up for years to come as you were not in the job full time.
When to make an accident at work claim in Torfaen
If you want to make an accident at work claim in Torfaen against your ex employer, you are able to do so as long as the accident happened in the last three years. If you are struggling to find work after leaving your position, an accident at work claim in Torfaen can help you to stay afloat, until you can find something else which suits you.
To make an accident at work claim in Torfaen which has a good chance of being successful, try calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can speak to the team about what has happened and why you feel you are eligible to make a claim. The team can walk you through the claims process and help you to make the claim successfully.