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Employment Reference Rules in Minnesota

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on June 22, 2012.

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Employers in Minnesota must comply with these state rules on providing service letters for former employees.

In Minnesota, a fired employee may, within 15 working days following his or her termination, request in writing that their employer specify the reasons for the termination.

An employer must inform the fired employee in writing of the truthful reason for the firing within 10 working days of the receipt of the request.

The statement furnished by the employer cannot be made the subject of an action for libel, slander, or defamation by the employee against the employer.

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