Should you return to a former employer?

08/06/2021 Blog

Should you return to a former employer?

You should only be looking to return to a former employer if the position and company provide you with a satisfying short- and long-term projection. If your old boss calls you up and offers your old job back, you would be best to take what they say with a grain of salt.

Can a former employer prevent me from working?

No competition clauses prevent an employee (or former employee) from competing with the employer. A clause of this type which applies during the period of employment will be valid where it is reasonably necessary and adapted to protect the employer’s business interests.

Do employers call your previous employers?

When you’re applying for a job, it’s tempting to think no one is REALLY going to call all your former employers to check references about previous jobs. There are still employers who don’t do a thorough job of checking your references. In fact, a tiny number may not check any references at all.

Can an ex employer give you a bad reference?

Can an employer give a bad reference? Employers can usually choose whether to give a reference, but if they do it must be accurate and fair. References must not include misleading or inaccurate information. They should avoid giving subjective opinions or comments which cannot be supported by facts.

Can a former employer slander you?

However, in a recent decision awarding $237,000 in damages to a victim of defamation, the District Court of New South Wales has reminded employers that they also have an obligation not to make defamatory or disparaging remarks about former employees.