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Employment Reference Rules in Texas

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

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

An employer may give, on application from a discharged employee or a person desiring to employ the employee, a written truthful statement of the reason for the discharge.

The statement may not be used as the cause for a civil or criminal action for libel against the person or company furnishing the statement.

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