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    Default Sue everybody?

    I googled this phrase but couldn't find anything useful. What does it mean? The sentences are below: The absolute minimum is a series of phone calls to verify employment dates and ask whether previous employers would rehire this person. Expect some companies to only disclosure the dates of of employment and the job title in today's "sue everybody" environment.

    Besides I guess the word "expect" has been misused in the text and it actually should be except. What do you think about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sevas View Post
    I googled this phrase but couldn't find anything useful. What does it mean? The sentences are below: The absolute minimum is a series of phone calls to verify employment dates and ask whether previous employers would rehire this person. Expect some companies to only disclosure the dates of of employment and the job title in today's "sue everybody" environment.

    Besides I guess the word "expect" has been misused in the text and it actually should be except. What do you think about that? No. "expect" is correct. Replace it with "anticipate" or "plan".

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    If a person doesn't get the new job because of something negative the previous employer had to say about his work, the person could file a legal complaint against the employer (this is called suing in the US) and, while in the court, ask the judge, or the jury, to give him a large amount of money for compensation. This practice is becoming quite common in the US and, so, it is called a part of the current environment.

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    Default Re: Sue everybody?

    Quote Originally Posted by sevas View Post
    I googled this phrase but couldn't find anything useful. What does it mean? The sentences are below: The absolute minimum is a series of phone calls to verify employment dates and ask whether previous employers would rehire this person. Expect some companies to only disclosure the dates of of employment and the job title in today's "sue everybody" environment.

    Besides I guess the word "expect" has been misused in the text and it actually should be except. What do you think about that?

    Thanks in advance
    "Expect" is fine but "disclosure" later in that sentence should be "disclose". If you add "You should" before "expect" it might be clearer for you.

    In today's "sue everybody" environment, [you should] expect some companies to only disclose the dates of employment and the job title.

    The UK is rapidly catching up with the US in our likelihood to sue (litigate). We are bombarded with adverts for companies who want to help you sue someone for compensation when you tripped over on the pavement because you weren't looking where you were going (that's not quite how they explain it in the advert!)
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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