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I am considering accepting a voluntary redundancy offer at

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I am considering accepting a voluntary redundancy offer at my current workplace, I have a long history of high performance ratings with the company, however early in my career 2013 I was issued with a written warning due to a mistake I made. As this warning expired in 2014, can this still be disclosed within an employer reference?
JA: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: No not as yet.
JA: What is your employment status? Are you an employee, freelancer, consultant or contractor? Do you belong to a union?
Customer: I’m an employee, no I don’t belong to a union
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Customer: I have been made aware by a potential employer that enquiries would be made about disciplinary.
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  MatthewM1117 replied 16 days ago.

Good afternoon, thank you for contacting Just Answer my name is***** am a solicitor and I will be assisting you today. In practice the majority of references these days are factual: which include your name dates of employment, job role and duties. The primary reason for factual references is because it is unlikely that any prospective employer can draw a negative inference about the employee.

You can always request to see a copy of any reference before this is sent to a potential employer.

Your employer has a legal duty to make sure that any reference is accurate and not misleading to your prospective employer.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I understand that, but if the disciplinary warning is now expired can it still be disclosed?
Expert:  MatthewM1117 replied 16 days ago.

Yes, this can still be disclosed as this is an accurate record of your disciplinary history, however in practice I think this is unlikely that it would be disclosed.

Expert:  MatthewM1117 replied 16 days ago.

Do you have any follow up questions?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
No thank tou
Expert:  MatthewM1117 replied 16 days ago.

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