Asking for references when you leave your job in negative circumstances, or have claimed Ashfield accident at work compensation
If you have left your job in less than positive circumstances and are looking for a new job, you may find that even if you do get through the application process you fall down when it comes to having your references checked.
Your employer is allowed to give their opinion when it comes to giving you a reference, in order to let a potential employer know exactly who it is that they are hiring. Whilst they are not allowed to give a negative reference, they are allowed to be honest, which can go against you in some cases. If you have claimed Ashfield accident at work compensation against your company then there may be some animosity, but no real reason for your employer to give you a negative reference.
- Speak to your direct manager. Your direct manager knows more about you and your situation than anyone higher up will, so you could ask them for a reference instead of leaving it up to the company. If you speak to them face to face then you can explain your needs and allow them to ask questions.
- Explain why you feel you deserve a good reference. Unless you have gone against your contract in some way, you may deserve a good reference even if you have left the company in negative circumstances. Your employer cannot give you a bad reference just because there is animosity between you.
- Ask a different employer. If you were not in your current job for very long, it may be better to avoid asking them for references at all, and instead ask your last employer, as long as you left this job in positive circumstances.
- Write ‘references on request’. You may find that after an interview a potential employer will be so happy with you that they won’t ask for references at all, meaning that you shouldn’t have to ask your old employer for a reference after all.
Do you want to claim Ashfield accident at work compensation from your employer?
If you want to claim Ashfield accident at work compensation from your employer then you should try to do so through an experienced injury lawyer, who will be able to work with you on your behalf to process your claim.
This will make it easier for you during the claims process, and ensure that you are able to put together a really good case for compensation, which has the best chance of being successful. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the team about making a claim, and get help deciding whether or not you really want to make a claim against your employer.
Date Published: 5th September 2014
Author: David Brown