Defamation And Blacklisting: What To Do When Your Employer Prevents You From Getting A Job

Losing your job is difficult enough. It becomes even more of a nightmare when your former employer takes steps to prevent you from getting hired elsewhere.

Perhaps you have repeatedly been rejected after the prospective employer checks your references. Or perhaps you suspect that your former employer is reaching out to others in the industry to blacklist you. Whatever the situation, your first step should be to speak with a lawyer about your rights.

Benefit From Decades Of Employment Law Experience

When you sit down with Stephanie Jane Hahn, Attorney at Law, you can expect an upfront assessment of your rights. Drawing on 20 years of experience practicing solely in employment law, Ms. Hahn understands what to look for in evaluating these claims. She will provide realistic guidance on your legal options so you know exactly what to expect.

Based in Indianapolis, we represent employees across Indiana.

Blacklisted After A Job Loss?

Indiana law makes it illegal for employers to blacklist former employees. Put simply, blacklisting means taking action to keep you from getting another job.

However, the boundaries of blacklisting can be unclear. Your employer can still legally enforce a non-compete agreement and take steps to protect trade secrets, for example.

Haunted By An Untruthful Job Reference?

References often play a key role in the hiring process. A bad reference can derail even the most promising job opportunity.

If your former employer is making false, damaging statements about you — whether verbally or in writing — you may have grounds for a defamation claim.

Let Us Help You Stand Up For Your Rights

Blacklisting and defamation are often motivated by an employer's desire to retaliate against you. Such retaliation is unethical and unlawful.

If you have been the target of blacklisting, defamation or retaliation in the employment context, contact us. You can also call 800-375-1548 to arrange a confidential, one-on-one consultation with attorney Stephanie Hahn.