Help - Advice Needed! Can new employers find out your previous Salary?

Posted 25th Apr 2008

A bit of a random one, but i'm looking for some advice. I recently went to an interview and they asked me what my current package was so I told them about my OTE Bonus scheme and when it came to my actual salary i told them £2k more than what it actually was, on the basis that i had earnt this through over achieving my bonus and getting paid overtime in busy periods. So overall my salary + bonus that i disclosed in the interview totalled my actual earnings for the last financial year on my P60.

I have since been offered the job and I am now wondering whether or not my current salary will be disclosed from my current employer when a reference is requested?

Am i worrying with good reason, or do people think it will be ok?

Thanks for any advice in advance :-)
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