Commentary

F. A wider liability than for references?

Division AII Contract of Employment
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F. A wider liability than for references?

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F.     A wider liability than for references?

In spite of the uncertainties inherent in the discussion above, the one fixed point is that a reference has actually been given, relating to employment, and usually in the context of an application for a new post. However, there is some authority that there may be a wider form of liability in addition, for the general tort of negligent misstatement, applying to statements made by an (ex) employer other than in a reference. In the first instance decision in McKie v Swindon College [2011] IRLR 575, QB the

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