Hello- This is kind of a loaded question. My current employment is extremely toxic. I’ve dealt with verbal harassment from coworkers and a boss who constantly is passive aggressive (has called me names). Im not located in a public school, but teach for a public program. I do NOT want a new employer to contact them. howeVer, I’m told they will be contacted. So I need to give them a heads up. How do I do this and not rock the boat even more? I wasn’t going to say anything until I had a written offer. How do I navigate this? I have heard, even people they don’t like they’ll give negative reviews (ie: say you aren’t eligible for rehire) to block future employment. Of course, I have had plenty of coworkers move on. They did not have to undergo the reference check that I will undergo. I have glowing reviews from everyone except my boss.