Three (3) years ago my supervisor completed a letter of reference and I enrolled in on the job training program to be able to take advantages of promotional opportunities on my job. The training lasted for three (3) years. Two months before my training ended, my former supervisor was transferred to another job. In order to move to the next step, I need a letter of reference from my new supervisor. My supervisor refuses to provide a letter of reference and I am not able to continue to the next step. Without a letter of reference, I am unable to continue through the interview process and ultimately get a promotion.
I believe that you are dead in the water. I'd check with a labor/employment law attorney in your area to be sure. Florida is a right to work state and employees have few rights. Use Avvo to locate an attorney. Most will either give you a short consultation for free or charge you a small fee for a question like yours. Good luck.
In some very rare instances, involving only public or government employment, property interests in employment can be found. In all other instances, rights only arise through contract if one exists, either an individual contract or one on behalf of unionized members. You don't state if this is gov't employment. Some greater detail would be needed to give more guidance. I recommend you speak with a lawyer of your choosing as there may be another way to get what you are seeking.
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