Whether this is to verify compensation or work history, I'm not sure. However, I've signed an NDA with one client and the word 'Confidential' is printed on every page of my other contract.
I'm new to the workforce (this will be my first full time job). What should I do here? Am I allowed to share my contracts with my potential employer? Should I even be sharing these to begin with?
Update: It turns out it was just a wording issue as someone in the comments pointed out. I work in a field research-intensive area so most of the staff are skilled in the regional languages so the English was confusing. To clarity, they wanted previous contacts to check work history and the person filling in for HR (who was on vacation) was a field manager.
Moral of the story: never give anyone previous work contracts. Thanks all!