Request a Cease and Desist Letter for a Bad Reference
Receive with the Cease & Desist Service:
analysis of your “unfavorable” reference. (Note that the
assumption is that Allison & Taylor has already concluded a
reference check on your behalf that has revealed unfavorable input from
your reference.) AllisonTaylor.com will review your reference check
report(s) with legal counsel after providing them with a copy of that
report(s). (Please note that the attorney might decide that stronger
legal recourse than Cease & Desist could be available to you.
If so, you will be advised directly by the attorney.)
consultation with the attorney you will receive a rough draft of the
C&D letter. Within 1 week - providing you approve
the draft immediately upon receipt -- the letter will be sent via
certified (signature-required) mail to the CEO or appropriate senior
management representative you identify within your former company.
attorney letter that will be transmitted on your behalf is a
copyrighted work product.
copy of the Cease & Desist letter sent to you via email the day it
is sent to the company.
approximately four weeks has passed from the time the company receives
the Cease & Desist letter, a follow-up reference check is
conducted. You will be asked to input this follow-up order on a
unlikely event our organization is called upon to serve in a deposition
regarding your negative reference, AllisonTaylor.com will serve in this
capacity (some fees may apply, depending on services required).
references are kept on file with our firm for an additional 12 months,
on a complimentary basis. You must send us an email when the file is to
be archived and you receive notice. Typically this service fee is
$19.95 per 6 months per reference.
most importantly, you will gain peace of mind knowing
that this unfavorable reference is being addressed and should not
result in your loss of future employment.
Due to the
price competitiveness of this quote (generation of a Cease &
Desist letter is typically $1,200), note that any additional demands
on the attorney's time - e.g., calls or emails -- will
result in additional fees to you. Additional fees of $75 will be
billed in 15- minute increments for additional time with Allison
Taylor or the attorney.
proceed, please complete the attachment form indicated here and
(1) your authorization for Allison & Taylor to share the
reference files conducted on your behalf with an attorney
(2) your acceptance of the terms above and your authorization for
AllisonTaylor.com to bill you $395 for the services as described in
Please advise if you authorize AllisonTaylor.com
to utilize your credit card number on file (previously used for your
reference check(s), or whether we should contact you to obtain
different billing information. Please
with your authorization per the above (do not
email any credit card information; this can be provided via phone).
To send the Cease & Desist
letter to the CEO/senior management of your former employer, we
will need from you:
Name of the Officer
Title of the Officer
Full U.S. mail address, Street
Address if preferred (where this person is located)
Fax number (if available)
Email (if available)
These may also be provided via the form
Note that the company representative
who gave the negative reference will be named in that letter. The
reference-checking firm contracted by you (AllisonTaylor.com) will
NOT be named in the letter.
that, while this process has proven effective in most instances, it
is not possible to offer a guarantee of our efforts, nor is any
portion of the overall fee refundable.
About Our Attorney
Jim Abrams, Ph.D, J.D., has over 25
years experience as an attorney addressing matters involving key
areas of employer and employee labor and employment law in the public
and private sectors including:
Independent Contractor Disputes
Cease and Desist Letters
Wage and Hour Matters
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Drug & Alcohol Issues
As an experienced trial lawyer, he regularly appears before federal and
state courts and administrative agencies. He practices nationally.
For more than 16 years, Jim Abrams served as senior labor and
employment counsel for Rockwell International and Texaco. As lead
investigator in hundreds of workplace investigations, he has the
knowledge and experience to advise either management or employees.
He has authored a number of articles, been interviewed and quoted by
major news organizations including CNN, Forbes, ABC, the Denver Post,
KHOW radio and other publications and has given multiple presentations
on labor and employment law and human resource matters.
Trained by the U.S. Department of Justice and previously serving as
Counsel for the Solicitor of Labor, Jim represented a variety of
federal agencies including the Wage & Hour Division, the Employment
Standards Administration, OSHA, MSHA and the OFCCP. He has appeared
with the National Labor Relations Board to prosecute alleged violations
of the National Labor Relations Act. Jim has also appeared with the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission attorneys in federal court to
remedy violations of Title VII.
Jim Abrams received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma
where he was named to the Dean's List. He received his doctorate from
the University of Oklahoma Medical Center under the sponsorship of the
United States Public Health Service. Jim received his Certified
Compensation Professional designation through the American Compensation
At the request of the United States Congress, Jim Abrams has testified
on workplace matters. He has been judicially qualified to testify as an
expert in employment law. He currently serves on the Colorado Supreme
Court's Civil Rules Committee and formerly served on the boards of the
American Corporate Counsel Association, Colorado Chapter and the
Colorado Safety Association. Jim Abrams has been admitted to
practice in the States of Oklahoma and Colorado as well as the U.S.
District Court for the District of Colorado and the Tenth Circuit Court
Commander, United States Navy Medical Department
Pro Bono Activities
Member, Colorado Supreme Court, Civil Rules Committee
Legal Counsel, Visiting Nurses Association
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