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  • 15-02-2023 1:54pm
    Registered Users Posts: 14 Paula10


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 10,162 Mod ✭✭✭✭Jim2007

    You already have a thread open on this topic......

  • To my knowledge (and I’m open to correction) no employer is obliged to give a reference. There’s rules about them (such as they can’t be slanderous) but you otherwise are not entitled to one and companies are free to issue them as they see fit.

    In this case your team leader or manager doesn’t have to give you one. The fact the public sector employer is refusing to budge on this is quite strange. The best you can do is tell them the company policy and there’s nothing you can do. It would be strange to imagine they’d pull their offer due to this especially if you met all other criteria.

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,846 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble

    Your options:

    1 Ask the public sector to change their processes for you ( they won't) and to accept a standard HR certificate of service ( they won't).

    2 Convince your manager or team lead to bend the rules and give a reference.

    3 give up on the particular job, but make you local TDs life miserable until they make one side or the other illegal.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,568 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    Has the Public Sector recruitment been holding this open since the end of last year? That's bizzare.

    Are you not in a position to ask your team lead to do you a favour and at least have a look at the form?

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