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What is Negligent Hiring?

Attorney Eric Rosen

Negligent hiring occurs when an employer fails to use reasonable care and due diligence when hiring an employee. A claim of negligent hiring usually arises when that employee then injures another while in the course of their employment.

Employers have a duty to conduct a reasonable background investigation to ensure their employee is qualified to work in a specific position. Let’s say for example, a waste management company hires an employee to drive a garbage truck, and that employee has several DUI convictions and has been involved in multiple accidents. If that employee then injures another while driving their garbage truck, the employer will likely be liable for negligent hiring because they failed to exercise reasonable care when hiring that employee.

The attorneys at Rosen Injury Law are passionate and dedicated to helping any individual who was personally injured due to the negligent hiring of an employer. Contact us at www.roseninjury.com or call us at 954-787-1500.

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