Negligent Hiring and Retention
A claim of negligent hiring is made when an injured party sues an employer based on the understanding that the employer could or should have known that the employee’s background would indicate a violent nature or untrustworthy character. Pre-employment background checks, pre-employment drug testing, and pre-employment physical exams are some of the methods employers use to avoid negligent hiring. These are not always 100% implemented or 100% bullet-proof depending on how they are followed up on.
For example, some businesses hire employees who are given access keys or pass-lock combinations that allow them the opportunity to do harm to others. Some businesses where the failure to make informed hiring decisions can be disastrous include:
- Rental apartments
- Rental condominiums
- Nursing and convalescent homes
- Home health care providers
- Utility work providers
- Real estate agents
If you or someone you love has been injured in an attack or assault by a third party who got their job through negligent hiring practices, it’s important that you contact a Jacksonville, Florida negligent hiring lawyer right away.
At Glober + Glober, we have the experience to handle negligent hiring cases and can help protect your rights. We care about your recovery after an accident or attack and will do all we can to ensure you receive full compensation to at least help with the financial burden and medical bills.
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