Negligent Hiring: Nebraska
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Kathryn E. Jones and Homero E. Vela, Kutak Rock LLP
- A third party injured by an employee can bring a claim against the employee's employer. See Vicarious Liability for an Employee's Conduct.
- Nebraska courts recognize a cause of action against employers for negligent hiring. See Negligent Hiring Claims.
- To minimize liability from negligent hiring claims, employers in Nebraska should have a policy in place to conduct background checks and follow it. See Minimizing Liability from Claims.