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I found out that I am under CPS investigation from a daycare that I
worked at. Does the employer have a right to contact a prospective
employer that they knew about? And does this prospective employer
have an obligation now to call my references to advise them of the
investigation? One of my references was a former supervisor at a
school district. So now does this supervisor now have an obligation
to have an investigation conducted on his end as well now?
Asked on December 6, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 5 years ago | Contributor
Yes, any person or entity--including but not limited to a former employer--has the right (but not the obligation) to contact prospective (or current) employers and inform them of any true information they know about the employee--including an investigation.
The prospective employer similarly has the right, but not the obligation, to inform others of the investigation once the prospective employer becomes aware of it. Those persons, if they are notified, will take any steps they are required under the law, which for a school, may involve an investigation.
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