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In Ontario, employers generally don’t have access to details regarding whether you were fired from a job unless you voluntarily provide that information or if it is publicly known (for instance due to a legal dispute).

However, it’s important to keep in mind that potential employers may reach out to your employers for reference checks. During these checks they could inquire about your job performance reasons for leaving and whether you would be eligible for rehire. While previous employers are typically limited in what they can disclose due to privacy and defamation laws they can still share information about your employment history. For example, they may disclose whether you left voluntarily or were terminated.

Furthermore, if you were terminated with cause and this information is included in your employment records or if legal action was taken related to your termination there is a chance that future employers may come across this during background checks or through records.

If you have questions in relation to background checks or a potential offer of employment, we encourage you to contact Toronto employment lawyersSultan Lawyers at 416-214-5111 or via email at mlahert@sultanlawyers.com.

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