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 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.