Stop fighting over reference letters

Letters aren't that important, so stop pretending they're such a big deal
By Clarence Bennett
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/01/2014

We often hear of divorce stories featuring couples fighting over something meaningless. The marriage is over, the finality of divorce hasn’t set in and they are stuck fighting over who gets the toaster. Neither person needs a toaster — they just want something to prolong the conflict. 

In my view, the employee reference letter is to employment lawyers what the toaster is to family lawyers.