I want to list a former employer in California that I resigned from as work experience on my resume but I will not include anyone from that company as a reference. I do not want anyone from that company disclosing anything about me besides start and end date. Is there anything I can send this former employer's HR department to limit what they disclose about me? thanks
California Labor Code Section 1198.5 provides former employees the right to receive a copy of the personnel files and records that relate to the employee's performance or to any grievance concerning the employee.
You may send a formal notice requesting for a copy of your file. In the same letter, you may request the HR for the company's policy on what information the firm discloses about former employees employment history should a third party inquire. You should definitely receive a response which may alleviate your concern of disclosures or assist you in developing a strategy to reduce adverse exposure.