In the healthcare industry references are critical. Job offers are either not repsonded to or recinded after the new employers contact my last employer from which I was "let go" on trumped up charges. I fought and lost for unemployment benefits-they say I did not follow procedure which they could not prove. I turned down a rehire offer with them due to the new location's dire inconvenience AND a better and more convenient job offer elsewhere. Now, new job offers get no return call and the last was recinded (after hours of work agreement and a physical). Three others have been refused benefits for same reason by old job. I think this is how they get around paying benefits. I'm being black-balled by old employer and shafted by new prospects..help/advise, please.