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Withdrawal of job offer has costly courtroom consequences for employer. The candidate sued the company for breach of contract

The recent case of McCann v Snozone Ltd may cause concern for employers and recruitment agencies, with confusion reigning when the employer and the recruitment agency selected to act on its behalf failed to communicate effectively. Initially, Snozone had decided to appoint a recruitment agency to find suitable candidates as maintenance engineers. After two interviews,…

Reference requests: Eight things every employer should know

Here are 8 factors to consider before giving a reference: There is no legal duty to provide a reference There is no obligation on an employer to provide a reference about an employee or ex-employee, irrespective of whether the request came from the employee, a prospective employer or a third party such as a bank or…

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