Negligent hiring practices

If an employer hires an applicant they knew or should have known was likely to subject other employees or third parties to actions that can create legal liability, this puts the employer at risk for negligent hiring.

Due diligence

Due diligence is required to investigate the candidate’s background before hiring.

An employer’s obligation to its employees and third parties for negligent hiring depend upon whether the employer acted as a reasonable, prudent employer would in such instances.