Letters of reference

By Peter Israel
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Question:

We have a standard policy with respect to letters of reference whereby a written reference is provided to the employee containing the following information: employee name, employment dates, last position with the company and final salary. Recently some concerns have arisen as to the adequacy of this policy. Is the information we provide in the reference sufficient or are we obligated to comment on the employee’s performance as well?

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