Originally Posted by Z71bill
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.
Yea, character references are dead in big business. Small business will still provide glowing reviews for good workers.
Mostly anymore it's simply a verification of employment within a specified time period from HR at large companies.