My current employer is going to end my employment soon due to a mistake-you-only-make-once that I made. I'm currently given leave of absence in order to find a new job. I already received a job reference (German "Arbeitszeugnis"). However, it carries the future date of the day on which my employment will officially end.
How do I handle this in my current job applications? Should I include the reference and explain in the cover letter why it's dated in the future? Or should I leave it away, effectively leaving out the fact that I'm having to leave my current job soon?