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Negligent Hiring: Arizona

Negligent Hiring requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Vanessa Black, Daniel Press and Franci G. Fealk, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Arizona recognizes claims for negligent hiring. See Elements of a Negligent Hiring Claim in Arizona.
  • An employer that does not comply with hiring standards may be liable for injuries caused by an employee outside the scope of his or her employment. See Scope of Employment.
  • Employers should consider performing background checks on new hires and keep records of their findings to defend themselves in the event of a negligent hiring lawsuit. See Background Checks.