• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Employee References: Sample Release Form

by on
in Employment Law,HR Management,Human Resources

White Paper published by The HR Specialist, copyright 2007

______________________

It's a smart legal move to require employees to sign a waiver releasing your organization from liability for providing truthful employment references. The following is a sample Employment Reference Release form that was adapted from several state bar associations’ employment law groups. You can use it personalize your own release form:

I acknowledge that I have been informed that it is [Your Company’s] general policy to disclose in response to a prospective employer's request only the following information about current or former employees: (1) the dates of employment, (2) descriptions of the jobs performed, and (3) salary or wage rates.

By signing this release, I am voluntarily requesting that [Your Company] depart from this general policy in responding to reference requests from any prospective employer that may be considering me for employment. I authorize [Your Company] to disclose to such prospective employers any employment-related information that [Your Company], in its sole discretion and judgment, may determine is appropriate to disclose, including any personal comments, evaluations, or assessments that [Your Company] may have about my performance or behavior as an employee.

In exchange for [Your Company's] agreement to depart from its general policy and to disclose additional employment-related information pursuant to my request, I agree to release and discharge [Your Company] and [Your Company's] successors, employees, officers, and directors for all claims, liabilities, and causes of action, know or unknown, fixed or contingent, that arise from or that are in any manner connected to [Your Company's] disclosure of employment-related information to prospective employers. This release includes, but is not limited to, claims of defamation, libel, slander, negligence, or interference with contract or profession.

I acknowledge that I have carefully read and fully understand the provisions of this release. I further acknowledge that I was given the opportunity to consult with an attorney or any other individual of my choosing before signing this release and that I have decided to sign this release voluntarily and without coercion or duress by any person.

This release sets forth the entire agreement between [Your Company] and me, and I acknowledge that I have not relied upon any representation or statement, written or oral, not set forth in this document.

Signed: _____________

Date:_______________

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/2179/employee-references-sample-release-form "

Leave a Comment