What You Should Know


What you should know about Due Diligence

There is increasing obligation for employers to make informed hiring decisions, known as "Due Diligence," to avoid legal threats.

Respondent Superior

Employers are responsible for the acts of their employees when tasks are performed on behalf of the employer and in the employer's general interest.

Negligent Hiring

The failure of an employer to exercise reasonable care in selecting an applicant in light of the risk created by the position to be filled.

Negligent Referral

Not supplying sufficient information to a prospective employer can provide the foundation for a "negligent referral" lawsuit.

Negligent Retention

Retaining an employee after the employer became aware of the employee's unsuitability, thereby failing to act on that knowledge.

Negligent Supervision

Failing to provide the necessary monitoring to ensure that employees perform their duties properly.