Originally Posted by Slug71
In this case I believe the company should be able to terminate.
But that would be more of a lay-off than being fired. Laid off still = a reference.
I think most larger companies stopped giving out references on past employees years ago. It does not matter why the person no longer works for the company - you still only give out the basic -
Start date, end date, maybe job held, if employee signed the release form you will agree to provide salary history.
Laid off is just a reason you were terminated -
I guess if you say - I was laid off it sounds better than - I was fired for being drunk & fighting on the job.