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Negligent Hiring

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Although MeSH is not a law firm and we do not provide legal advice, through our long history in the field of background checking and active involvement in associations and trade groups, we are able to share some very on point information from very reputable sources.

Here is a definition for Negligent Hiring:
"Negligent hiring is a claim made by an injured party against an employer based on the theory that the employer knew or should have known about the employee's background which, if known, indicates a dangerous or untrustworthy character. Pre-employment background checks, employee drug testing, and employment physical exams are some of the ways negligent hiring claims can be avoided." Source: http://definitions.uslegal.com/n/negligent-hiring/


To crystalize for employers that they have a negligent hiring burden, and to help others identify where that burden starts and ends, below are a few sources that have helped our clients:

- Negligent Hiring and Negligent Retention: A State by State Analysis

- An Employer's Liability for Employee's Acts

- The Liability of Negligent Hiring


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