Behrens, Curtiss K.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
Department of Management
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.
Lavery, Tara, "Employer negligent hiring : where does the responsibility lie?" (1992). Honors Capstones. 475.
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