No obligation to provide glowing reference letterB.C. court rejects notion that employers have a responsibility to give a positive reference09/28/2005|Canadian Employment Law Today A good reference is invaluable in finding alternate employment. But for a host of reasons, there is usually nothing to compel an employer to provide a glowing reference, the British Columbia Supreme Court has ruled.In February, 2004 Kent Ashby was hired by EPI Environmental Products Inc. as its chief legal officer.Ashby became a member of the senior management team and was the second highest paid executive in the company. He reported directly to the company's chief executive officer, Mr. Gho. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.