I am a Massachusetts citizen and I am also a disabled vet. I work at a large company as a programmer/developer, and I have decided to put my 2 week notice in after many frustrations and overall unhappiness.
All of my bosses tried to keep me by offering more money and less work load etc (I declined). They even offered to let me work on other development teams etc. I am still on good terms with all of my bosses and had no problems getting references for a new job at a different company.
There is one person that I work with that threatened to call the new employer and tell them not to hire me (we do not get along all that well).
I read that blacklisting is illegal in Massachusetts. Is it illegal for this fellow employee to call the new company and tell them not to hire me? Does this count as blacklisting?
I have already signed all of the paperwork at the new company and I am all set to start in a couple of weeks. I would be pretty upset if I were to lose the opportunity (especially where all of my bosses have given good references).