Most organizations that have been given the proper legal advice will only disclose three pieces of information about you, no matter the quality of the job you did:

  • Dates you were employed.
  • Your job description or employment capacity.
  • Your salary information.

Some information is absolutely prohibited from disclosure:

  • School records, without your consent;
  • Criminal history, though this varies from state to state and the nature of the prospective employer;
  • Medical records, without your consent;
  • Questions about a disability you may have, unless that disability impinges directly on your ability to perform the job even if the prospective employer makes “reasonable accommodations”;
  • Certain governmental records, such as personnel records of local or state employees (in some jurisdictions);
  • Your history of worker’s compensation claim(s).
  • Your driving record is public record and can be released without your consent.