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Do you know your employer's policy on references, for example do they only give basic factual references?
Ben hi, Appreciate you being there.
My employer offers basic references and i would guess that my employer to be would be seeking a basic response
If that is their policy then hopefully they will just provide the basic information in such references, such as your dates of employment and job title. However, if the employer wants to go further they can if needed include details of the suspension. A suspension is not an indication of guilt however so the new employer should not treat this as you being guilty of anything. It just means you were suspended as a precautionary measure until the employer conducts an investigation. However, as this is a factual matter, the current employer will not be doing anything wrong by mentioning it if they want to
Ben thanks sounds like it is discretionary to some degree. Would my resignation prior to receipt of any formal information make a difference ?
Not really, what has happened so far has happened - they can still mention anything that has taken place to date, although they must make it clear that you have not been taken through a formal disciplinary yet and that this is still at the investigatory stage #
Many thanks for your advice
you are welcome, all the best