My previous company is giving this feedback in background verification
"We decided to part way with X because of culture mismatch. We are sure he can thrive in a different environment and he is technically really good"
What should i say to future employer if they ask " why i left previous firm"?
- Uber UberPoolThat is horrible slandering feedback no one is going to hire you with that. It essentially says X was fired for cause. Take the company off your resume.
- Ideally they shouldn’t say anything beyond your dates of employment. You should have negotiated it before you parted ways. I would still encourage you to talk to them to keep it neutral. Usually employers don’t expect previous companies to disclose the reasons for termination.
- Who are they giving the feedback to? They told you they're going to do this? Or do you see this on a background check report? Or the new HR told you?
Or are you not differentiating between background check and referral?
Have switched jobs like a thousand times now, haven't had this situation... So wondering if there's a misunderstanding somewhere...
- Don't sweat about it too much... Reasonable people place some discount on a previous employer's opinions esp those that seem to hold a grudge like this. If the new client asks why you left provide an explanation that distinguishes them from your old employment without blaming the old employer outright.
- Indeed dxsiChkWTF?!! First learn how to write a lucid sentence before asking for whatever it is you are asking 🤦♂️
- Monster unholy!They shouldn't have given that information. I believe they are only allowed, legally, to say that ...yes you worked there from x date to x date. That's bullshit.
- Qualcomm NqAf57I don't think that that's correct. If the statement was factual, it does not seem to fit the legal requirement to be classed as defamation. Many companies will choose not to say anything for liability reasons, but it's not inherently illegal for the OP's previous employer to say what they did if it's the truth. The matter is made more complicated due to specific state laws covering privileged speech.
- Can you talk to your previous employer and try to smooth over so they don't give you shitty feedback?