Originally Posted by Silver
It is true that employers won't provide details about a former employee's performance because of a fear of being sued. Although this may not be true universally, every employer I have ever worked for indicates on the "exit" paperwork whether or not a person is eligible for rehire, and involuntary terminations are not typically eligible for rehire.
It is common for most companies, when checking for prior employment references, to ask if the person is eligible for rehire. That info is usually shared because it is a statement of fact rather than a subjective description of reasons for dismissal.
Just something to think about when deciding what to say during an interview.
You are misinterpreting my comment. Or maybe I was not clear.
There is not much of a way to side-step why one left a company. You can count on that being a pretty direct question. IMO - one needs to be forthright and truthful.
But in I would not get into the nitty gritty details.