Author

Tara Lavery

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Behrens, Curtiss K.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Management

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to present information on employer liability for the offenses of their employees under the negligent hiring doctrine. Four theories under which employers may be held liable--respondeat superior, negligent entrustment, negligent hiring, and negligent retention--are discussed here in depth. In addition, the criteria for demonstrating negligent hiring or retention is reviewed. Furthermore, the duty to check criminal records and the availability of criminal records is discussed. And finally, specific guidelines are presented for defending against a negligent hiring claim and minimizing or avoiding negligent hiring liability.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

39 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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