Employer loses $26.5mil Lawsuit for an incident AFTER employee was terminated (1999)
The lawsuit described below extended liability for negligent hiring to beyond when the employee is terminated.
Here are some quotes from an article that reported on this story:
"Healthier Homecare, College Report, University of Chicago". April 1999
"On September 10, 1991, a few weeks after he was removed from the assignment
for failing to show up for work consistently, Rogers murdered Ward and his grandmother."
"The defense also argued that because Rogers' prior offenses had been theft-related,
a crime such as murder was unforeseeable."
"Trusted Health Resources was ordered to pay Ward’s parents
$8.5 million in compensatory damages and $18 million in punitive damages. "
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