Court dis­misses law­suit over bad job ref­er­ence

Truro Daily News - - CANADA -

TORONTO – A man who sued his for­mer em­ployer for defama­tion over a neg­a­tive job ref­er­ence has lost his case af­ter an On­tario court found the evaluation was truth­ful. Lawyers for Stokes Eco­nomic Con­sult­ing say the com­pany has been cleared in an $800,000 law­suit filed by its for­mer em­ployee Adam Papp. They say the court ruled that com­pa­nies should be al­lowed to give their hon­est opin­ion in a job ref­er­ence so long as there is no ma­li­cious in­tent.

They say the firm told the truth – that Papp did not get along well with his co­work­ers – in­for­ma­tion that cost him the job.

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