Court dismisses lawsuit over bad job reference
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.