Recruitment/talent Acquisition, Career Counselling
Raj Kumar Hansdah
Shrm, Od, Hrd, Pms
One feels SORRY to hear of such cases.
Unfortunately there is no legal remedy here unless the matter reaches HARASSMENT levels.
However, there are UN-OFFICIAL remedies available, whivh one can seek recourse to; should the need arise.
21st July 2015 From India, Delhi
Has the problem been resolved?
As far as I can see, one way open for your friend is to contact the CEO of the new Company....DISCRETELY.....and update him/her of the situation. And also, let him NOT speak as if he's complaining......that COULD only aggravate the situation. Just ask him to stick to the facts....as HE sees it based on the present CMO's remarks.
In short, let him put the CEO in a guilty mode.....thanks to the actions of his/her CMO.
Meanwhile, ask your friend to compile ALL his Appraisals/Rewards/Increments he got in this present Company....to COUNTERVAIL the likely bad outcome of the BC. He will need ALL the documentation he can manage to counter the bad feedback.
One thing is for sure.....the CMO of the new Company has gone above-board in doing the Reference Check WITHOUT looking @ the consequences & their HR ought to have handled it appropriately rather than saying 'we cannot control if someone does a unofficial check'. This aspect also CAN be one of the points your friend can mention to their CEO.
They have absolutely no right to play with careers by their ham-handed actions.
You mentioned 'UN-OFFICIAL remedies available'.
Suggest elaborate them.
27th July 2015 From India, Hyderabad