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I recently started a new job after I was fired from my last

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I recently started a new job after I was fired from my last one. Everything at the new job has been going well until one of the partners found out from someone that I was discharged from my last job. Is my former employer allowed to disclose this negative information about me? I fear that my new employer will now have a doubt about me, despite my satisfactory performance at my new job?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Loren replied 10 months ago.

The prior employer may disclose truthful information about your employment, including the reason the employment was terminated.

The prior employer may not knowingly publish false statements which damage your reputation, as that is defamatory and actionable in court.