Can an old employer tell another employer that their new employee they are not welcome in their facility?

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Can an old employer tell another employer that their new employee they are not welcome in their facility?

I was let go for the reason that I could not get along with my supervisor not for performance. Can she call my new employer and say that I ‘m not welcome in any of there facilities?

Asked on August 23, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Nebraska

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If what your former employer said was not true (i.e. they made false factual assertions about you to your current company and these allegations damaged your reputation and caused  your new employer to not want to do business with you), then you may have a claim for defamation. However, if they either stated opinions (not facts) or made true factual statements, you would not have a cause of action. 


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