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I want to make sure I understand...your prior employer is lying to your current employer about you? Is that correct?
What you are describing is "defamation"
Defamation of character is defined as a false statement of fact that harms the reputation of the victim.
If someone lied about you and that lie harmed your reputation? You can sue the person who lied for defamation.
I would consider sending them a cease and desist letter, for this defamation
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They are not "confidential"...so the former employer could show the letter to whomever they like. But if they are lying about you, you have recourse (you can sue for defamation)