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Old 11-11-2012, 08:46   #143
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Originally Posted by Slug71 View Post
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.
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