Consider for example an employer who hires an

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period of time. Consider, for example, an employer who hires an employee to work on the grounds of a town house development. Because the employee will have little contact with the residents, the employer is not required to investigate the employee’s past. However, if the employee later is transferred to inside maintenance work and is given access to apartment passkeys, the employer now has a duty to investigate the employee’s past record. DEFINITION: Negligent hiring normally refers to an employer’s obligation not to hire an applicant that they knew or should have known was likely to undertake conduct against other individuals or otherwise subject employees or third parties to actions which can create legal liability. DUE DILIGENCE STANDARD: Depending on the particular responsibilities and trust placed upon an employee, there is a correlation with the diligence required in attempting to investigate the individual’s background before hiring. An employer’s obligation to its employees and third parties for negligent hiring will depend upon whether that employer acted as a reasonable prudent employer would in hiring such employees. NAU Human resources
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  • Fall '10
  • williams
  • Law, Tort Law, negligent hiring, XYZ Counseling Agency

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