UK Law: Is your previous employer prohibited from writing you a bad job reference?

Following a restructuring at my workplace, I was made redundant and am currently going through an employment tribunal. My sister told me that I should ask for a good reference as part of my settlement. But do I need to ask for that? Isnt my ex-employer legally obliged to write me a good/fair reference, seeing... show more Following a restructuring at my workplace, I was made redundant and am currently going through an employment tribunal. My sister told me that I should ask for a good reference as part of my settlement. But do I need to ask for that? Isnt my ex-employer legally obliged to write me a good/fair reference, seeing as I wasnt sacked for gross misconduct or something?
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