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Unformatted text preview: em: Ex-employees have been known to sue for retaliation when their employers refused to write on their behalf. (This refusal to write recommendations also causes problems for hiring companies. If they can’t get any real background information on job candidates, they risk hiring employees who lack the necessary skills or who are disruptive or even dangerous in the workplace.) For companies that do let managers write recommendations, what sort of information should or should not be included? Even though the majority of states now have laws protecting companies against recommendation-related law- A serious shortcoming cannot be ignored, but beware of being libelous: • Include only relevant, factual information • Avoid value judgments • Balance criticisms with favorable points 6 LEARNING OBJECTIVE Explain how creating informative messages differs from responding to information requests 46053 C PHNJ B&E A B suits when the employer acts in good faith, individual cases vary so much that no specific guidelines can ever...
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