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 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 Law Firm, 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.
Negligent Hiring Lawyer in Jacksonville, Florida
Employers in Florida may be sued if the employees hired through negligent hiring practices cause harm to other employees, customers, or visitors. The primary question in this type of case is whether it was reasonable for the employer to permit the employee to perform her or his duties in light of the information they knew or should have known about that employee.
At Glober Law Firm, our experienced team focuses first on making sure you are getting the care you need. After that, we’ll work to understand the facts and describe your legal options before we start the process of protecting you from further financial and emotional harm. We know it’s important to keep you informed of the progress as it happens and we’ll involve you and your family every step of the way.
When a situation of negligent hiring has caused harm to you or someone you love, take advantage of working with Glober Law Firm:
- Pay no money to get started. Our first consultation is always 100% free. You only pay if and when your case has been successfully resolved.
- Your recovery is your first priority, so if you are unable to come to our offices, we’ll visit you.
- Our team respects your time and your busy schedule. We can meet at your convenience, even if it’s on nights or weekends.
Glober Law Firm represents clients throughout the Northeast Florida-Jacksonville region, including: Nassau county, Duval county, Clay county and St. Johns county.