Sometimes you just can’t give a glowing reference – but here’s what you need to consider legally.

Not every employee leaves a company on the best terms, and sometimes managers just aren’t able to give glowing references for underperforming staff.

But there are some legalities to consider if you’re thinking of stretching the truth – either negatively or positively – around references for an outgoing employee.

Benjamin Baumgarten, a solicitor specialising in employment law at Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers, gives some tips on these tricky questions:

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