Negligent hiring is when a business hires somebody to do a job that they are just not suited for. Some examples of this include maintenance people at apartment complexes, delivery people who are emotionally unstable or who have violent criminal records or who have drug problems. Our firm handled a case involving an apartment complex that negligently hired a cocaine addict who went on a bender. One of the residents had developed a rapport and trust for this man because he worked there. He came to her house and killed her and took her ATM card and emptied her accounts. So that's an example of an apartment complex having negligently hired somebody.