Negligent Hiring: Ohio
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
- Ohio recognizes a claim for negligent hiring against employers. See Elements of a Negligent Hiring Claim.
- An employer may be liable if the employer knew of facts during the hiring process that should have prevented the employment relationship. See Elements of a Negligent Hiring Claim.
- Various tools, if properly used during the screening process, can reduce the risk of a negligent hiring claim. See Minimizing the Risk of Negligent Hiring Claims.