It’s the rare exception where an employee stays with the same employer for his or her entire working life. Even for upper management positions, an employee
typically fills out an employment application in addition to providing a resume. Job applications include sections for employment work history, reasons for leaving past jobs, and a reference section.
What happens if you are a former employer and a prospective new employer calls you regarding the former employee’s job performance? What do you say? What if an employee was terminated for violation of company policy, poor performance, etc.? What can you say? What does the law allow you to say?