Employers are required by law to practice due diligence when hiring, training, and supervising their employees. If someone happens to get hurt because a specific employer didn’t follow those rules, the employer can be held liable for negligence.
Negligent Hiring Basics
The main elements in negligent hiring, training, and retention claims fall under four categories. The employer is responsible for hiring competent workers; the employer failed in that responsibility; that employer’s breach of duty created conditions that caused the plaintiff’s harm; or the injury sustained by the plaintiff applies to a specific legal stipulation that allows for recovery.