If a company doesn’t do its homework when hiring a new employee, or if a company retains an employee that has proven to be unfit, it exposes itself to liability.
Negligent hiring occurs when an employer fails to do a proper background check on an employee and/or hires an employee who is not qualified or competent to carry out a particular job.
Negligent supervision is when an employee has not been properly supervised or trained to do their job and this ends up harming a customer or invitee. Negligent supervision can also include a business not supervising their property.
Customers and others who are injured as a result of a company’s negligent hiring or retention of an employee, or the negligent supervision of a business or property, may be entitled to recover for their damages.