It is unusual for a company to give a negative reference to an employee, unless the employee has truly been shocking in their work and behaviour. However, it does happen from time to time, and if you are an employee who has found yourself with a referee who has given a negative reference, you need to explain this to your potential new employer so that you have a chance of still getting the job. Something like making an Aylesbury Vale accident at work compensation claim shouldn’t be a valid reason for giving negative references, and you can bring this up if it is the case.
- Be honest. If there was something you did which led to this negative reference then you should be prepared to explain it and defend your actions. If you don’t have a good reason for what happened, then you must still be honest at all times, or risk losing your job later when the truth comes out.
- Speak to your ex employer. You may be able to get a negative reference withdrawn if you don’t feel that it is fair and can get your ex employer to look back over what they said. This may not be possible, but is always worth a try.
- Respond in person. Whether this is face to face or over the phone, if you get a letter or email letting you know that you have received a negative reference, you need to speak to someone in person about why you may have received this reference, and what you need to do going forward.
- Don’t place blame. Even if you feel that your ex employer was at fault for what went wrong in your last position, placing blame just makes the new company less likely to want to work with you, as they could see that you may do the same thing with them if something goes wrong in the future.
Do you want to make an Aylesbury Vale accident at work compensation claim?
If you want to make an Aylesbury Vale accident at work compensation claim against your employer then the best way to do this is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your accident and find out whether or not you have a good case to make an Aylesbury Vale accident at work compensation claim.
If you do then the team will work with you and on your behalf to get your claim processed, and you can call the helpline in order to get advice and support whilst your claim is being processed. You will work with an injury lawyer, who will go to court on your behalf and work on your case on a 100% ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis, making the process easier on you.
Date Published: 5th September 2014
Author: David Brown