Stop fighting over reference lettersLetters aren't that important, so stop pretending they're such a big dealBy Clarence Bennett12/01/2014|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. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.