Negligent Hiring: Pennsylvania
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Christin Choi, Fisher Phillips
- In Pennsylvania, employers may be liable for negligent hiring if they knew or should have known that an employee was dangerous, careless, or incompetent, and that employment might create a situation where the employee's conduct would harm a third person. See Liability for Negligent Hiring.
- To minimize exposure to negligent hiring claims, an employer must take reasonable steps during the hiring process to fully investigate the suitability of a job applicant for employment. See Minimizing Risks of Negligent Hiring.