An employee was sacked due to Gross Misconduct, which he did not challenge (not yet, anyway). He was told he will get no References. Which I would have thought would be a good outcome as far as he was concerned, because that meant that the reason for his dismissal will remain confidential. He is now saying that following legal advise he has the right to get References from his employer, and threatens legal action. Not sure what should happen next - if he is given References then surely the circumstances around his dismissal will come to light - employers can be not expected to lie? I find it odd, perhaps he received bad advise? Any ideas how to deal with such a situation?