In the balance: Safety of minors vs. safety from lawsuits

Employers can generally restrict job references to dates of employment to avoid defamation claims despite an appellate court’s affirmation of an insurer’s denial of coverage for a school district that did not warn a new employer about a teacher who sexually abused his students.

But employers may be obligated to provide more information to potential future employers in such rare circumstances, including those that involve the safety of minors, experts say…..Read More