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Can I do anything about untrue statements that my former employer made about me to a potential employer?

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Job references which is where your question is aimed at is a very common question that employees have, and under Florida law when Jeb Bush was our governor, he signed into law a statute that allows employers, former employers a privilege to be able to say whatever is their truthful opinion about an employee without having to suffer the consequences of what’s called Defamation of Character. The answer to your question is yeah your employer, former employer can give you what’s called a negative reference as long as it’s truthful and it’s their opinion of your performance.

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