Dear Theo, My recent dismissal from my job is now the subject of a union-backed employment tribunal claim. The full story is on the 'Workplace Dilemmas' forum under 'Windows 7 Media Sharing'. In summary, my current situation is: 1. My former HT has aagreed to give only one 'basic past employer reference'. I was employed there for eight years, hence all prospective employers and supply agencies are asking for two references from the same location. 2. My former HT has banned any other member of staff at my last school from supplying a reference on me. My previous school is supportive but unable to give reference for someone who last worked there in 2004. I am 46, with 13 years experience in both maintained and independent schools. I can offer RS to GCE A level, History to GCSE and Geography to KS3. However, given my present situation, is my teaching career effectively at am end? Any advice gratefully received.