I've seen this topic a lot lately and I'm wondering what it is exactly.
It is difficult to provide a specific answer to your question without knowing what context the phrase is used in. I would venture to guess, since you are posting this as an employment law question, it most likely refers to information provided by a former employer to a prospective employer which reflects poorly on a job applicant.
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