Here we list a selection of key cases, reported since 2010, on the issue of writing references, providing a summary of the decision and implications for employers.

Pnaiser v NHS England and Coventry City Council 2 November 2015

Jackson v Liverpool City Council | Court of Appeal | 15 Jun 2011

McKie v Swindon College | High Court | 15 April 2011

Please note: While every care has been taken in compiling these notes, CIPD cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. These notes are not intended to be a substitute for specific legal advice.​

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