CONDUCT OF PAST EMPLOYERS
In many circumstances, Massachusetts law prohibits former employers from taking action that would inhibit an employee from obtaining subsequent employment or damage his or her reputation. These may involve issues of defamation, invasion of privacy, intentional attempts to discredit a former employee and unfair or overly restrictive confidentiality or non-competition agreements.
• Town Manager referring to former Treasurer as “unreliable” to prospective employers
• Former employer refusing to confirm employee’s title and dates of employment
• Former employer refusing to provide employee’s personnel file
• Former employer disclosing confidential information concerning employee to prospective employee
Statutes of limitation are short so it is very important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.