25th November 2019

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Are employers required to give a reason for termination?

A: Federal law does not require employers to give an employee a reason for his or her termination. However, some states have laws that require employers to provide the reason for termination upon request. This is called a “service letter” law.

Similarly, can an employer tell that you were fired?

When an Employer Can Say You Were Fired. The fact of the matter is that, in most cases, employers aren't legally prohibited from telling another employer that you were terminated, laid off, or let go. They can even share the reasons that you lost your job.

Can you get rehired after being fired?

If you were actually fired for cause (stealing, incompetence, bad attendance, etc) you probably won't ever get rehire there. If you were fired or terminated for cause, something like fraud, breaking company policies, not competant to do your job and so on, they will never hire you back.

Can an employer give you a bad reference?

Yes and no. Many people mistakenly believe that your boss can't give you a bad reference by law, but that's not entirely true… However, many employers are scared to give bad references because anything considered to be not 100% accurate could be grounds for legal action.
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