can anyone put me in employee blacklist in IT companies ??

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i am working in one company named [Admin Edit], some misunderstanding between comapny HR [Admin Edit] and me , the discussion is on upcoming project , they told me that they put me in employee blacklist , so in future i can't find job ,

Now i want to know that can anyone put me in employee blacklist as per the Nasscom Records ??
please help me...

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WadskiIT Director

There is no such thing.

I would suggest that you don't use them as a reference though and put as vague details on your CV about the company as possible. Also be prepared to have a very good answer as to why you are not using them as a reference.


is there any website that holds the blacklisting employee database ??
because i am afraid of blacklisting ....
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Since you mentioned Nasscom, you can go to:

According to this article (from 5 years ago)  they are trying to create a data base of "good guys" and "bad guys".  The bad guys are people appear to have fudged their resume with experience and education they don't have:

So I would suggest you get touch with nasscom.
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You can be blacklisted internally.  HR will maintain your employee records for many years (or forever).  There may be notes to never re-hire.  And, if a reference is requested from a potential employer, a common question is "would you ever re-hire this person".   Sometimes the reason for dismissal is asked.  Answers can vary from benign to unhireable.  "Excessive absence" and "insubordination" can be seen as innocent by an employee...but a giant flag to an interviewer.

Also, putting the name of the company and the individual you have a grudge against is completely unprofessional.  This lends weight that you would not be a desirable hire.  No employer want to worry if you're going to be vindictive and use their company name or worse, and individual's name all over the internet.
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I don't know what the laws are in your country, but in USA any company acting the way you describe would be opening themselves up for a lawsuit they would definitely lose. In USA, you cannot prevent a person from practicing his or her own profession. And if it can be proven that you lose a potential job because a former employer is passing on negative reference information, that is also actionable. For this reason, many US firms have a policy of routing all reference check requests to Human Resources--and they only confirm dates of employment, last position and compensation.


sorry moderator for putting personal information ...


sorry to all of u but i m not unprofessional , they told me that thing that's why m asking u ....


Thanks to all of u for the support .......
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As byundt noted above -- in the U.S. it would be illegal in most jurisdictions to give bad references.

The flip side of that coin, depending where you are in the U.S. -- you get to know or meet the rest of the IT people at some point -- directly or indirectly.  You build up a reputation that is good or bad over a period of years. The good IT types get to know each other and occasionally discuss things back and forth.

At the same time companies and managers build a reputation for how they treat their IT staff -- there are some companies in my area that if I had the opportunity I would jump at with a slight pay cut. Other companies (or managers) I wouldn't work for if you tripled my salary.

The other thing from the personal side -- consider what you say on the social network sites and on the web. Once you e-mail it it can become something that you never live down.

Remember -- once its on the internet -- it never dies. A good example is this classic from 1998.
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I keep hearing that "illegal" phrase.  I don't know of any crime being committed by giving a negative reference.  There's nothing illegal about it.  The police won't come knocking on your door.

The big fear is civil litigation, not charges brought by the DA.  A company or individual can be the target of a civil lawsuit on grounds of defamation of character.  To have any merit (as defamation), the person/company has to:

- say something untruthful
AND to someone considering you for hire
AND the inquiring party would have hired you if not for that untruthful reference
AND you lose money as a result of the lost employment

This argument can fall apart at any stage.  Usually at the first one.

"She stole from the company."
If you stole from the company and were is that defamation?

"We felt that he was not completely honest with us."
If you made up different excuses every time you were late, or products kept disappearing during your shift...and your friends and family suddenly got some new gifts...stating an opinion like that is not defamatory.  It's an opinion based on personal interaction.

"I felt that constant confrontations and insubordination were not conducive to a healthy or productive work environment."
Hey...if you keep shooting down the boss in the middle of meetings, or to co-workers or're shooting your resume in the foot.

I understand the fear of litigation.  It prevented me from giving an honest opinion about a ex-employee who deleted files off a computer and file server just minutes after being let go (without following proper protocol, mind you).  I flatly declined stating anything about that employee because of the company's fear of a lawsuit.

But, nothing wrong with stating an opinion.  If you state fact, it can be argued that the facts are wrong, thus defamation has taken place.

If someone has a code citation to share, I'd be interested.

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