Employment Law, Government & Legislation

References are not always ‘good’

I talked about the entitlements of German employees for a ‘good’ reference before and how this could be viewed as misleading conduct from old to new employer. Here’s an interesting decision by the German Employment Court that the employee still has the onus of proof to show his performance was better than average:

No automatic presumption of good assessments in employment references in Germany

And heres a summary of what happened in Australia in 2014 in the employment law field, including another re-cap of the HC decision that there is no implied term of trust and confidence under Australian Employment Law:

http://www.ssd.com/files/Publication/3fb2fed2-017e-4b4e-8040-010f7d6c0670/Presentation/PublicationAttachment/10c84652-0182-4b76-b27a-0473fbef75a0/Workplace-View-December-2014.pdf