As an employer, do I have to verify employment if a creditor calls to inquire about an employees status of employment?
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Subject to limited exceptions, the answer is no.
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While there are certainly exceptions to this general advice, in most cases I would advise against divulging any employee information unless ordered to do so by a court or to comply with a subpoena.
The answer to your question depends upon who is asking and the form and extent of the inquiry. Too little information is furnished. Did you receive a phone call, letter or subpoena? Who sent the inquiry and why? What is being asked of you?It is possible you may not have to any or all of the questions.