What is Negligent Hiring Liability?
Negligent Hiring is “the failure of the employer to investigate a job applicant’s work experience, character, criminal history and other relevant data prior to the hiring of an employee.”
Negligent hiring liability holds employer responsible both for both what they DO know and what they should have known about their employees.
Did you know?…..
- Courts have REPEATEDLY affirmed that employers have a duty to exercise REASONABLE CARE in hiring individuals who, because of the nature of employment, may pose a threat to the public.
- Your organization can and will be held liable for criminal or violent acts of its employees.
- Juries in such cases will assume that if you COULD have known you were hiring someone dangerous or unfit for a job, you should have known.
The costs are just too great to put your organization at risk by hiring employees without performing and documenting proper due diligence in your hiring decisions. Our client partners know that they’re receiving the most accurate information and the most comprehensive background checks available.
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