Acas Guidance on Employment References

New guidance on references has been published by employment relations body, Acas.

This guidance sets out a number of useful points for both employers and employees relating to the provision of references, including:

- the circumstances in which an employer is required to provide a reference;
- what a reference can include;
- whether there are occasions when an employer can give a bad reference; and
- the options available to job applicants who are unhappy with references provided.

A copy of the guidance can be found on Acas’ website here.