Jackson v Liverpool City Council  IRLR 1009
15 June 2011
Court of Appeal
Kay, Richards, Leveson LLJ
References must be true, accurate and fair, even if they result in an employee not getting a job.
When J left his employment with the council as a social worker on a youth offending team, he was given a favourable reference. Shortly afterwards, social workers who had taken over J's work concluded he had not done all the work he claimed to have done.
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