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Does the Oxfam scandal change the way we must write references for employees?

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The recent Oxfam issue has highlighted the unsatisfactory practice that has developed across the HR world in respect of the giving of references. It appears that significant issues of misconduct have not been disclosed by Oxfam and many in HR will have been involved in agreeing a bland, heavily caveated reference where the reality is the referee would not re-employ. Matt Wort, Partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP, discusses the options open to social care providers, in an article that appeared in the July 2018 edition of Homecarer magazine.

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