I received a job offer 1 week ago, I've accepted it but today I was fired from my current employer.
Just 2 days ago, my future employer asked for my current employer's reference and I provided them with HR details. I requested for them to wait 1 week as I would be handing my notice in then. Now there is no need to wait one week but I'm worried my future employer may think that I was fired and may reconsider hiring me.
Should I be upfront with my future employer and let them know I was fired and then can now contact my employer for a reference. Or should I 'beat around the bush' and just tell them they can now contact my employer without mentioning being let go.
My main concern is they will reconsider hiring me due to the termination.