Negligent Hiring: New York
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jessica Sussman
- New York recognizes a claim for negligent hiring against employers. See Elements of a Negligent Hiring Claim in New York.
- An employee-employer relationship is required to establish a claim of negligent hiring. See Employer-Employee Relationship.
- A third party injured by an employee can bring a negligent hiring claim against the employer even if the employee's conduct is outside the scope of employment and there is no connection between the wrongful conduct and the employment. See Employer Negligence Required.