Negligent Hiring: California
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jennifer K. Achtert, Fisher Phillips
- Employers in California have an obligation to maintain a safe workplace. See Employers Have an Obligation to Maintain a Safe Workplace.
- California recognizes negligent hiring claims against employers for injuries caused by an employee that were foreseeable. See Steps Employers Should Take to Minimize Exposure to Negligent Hiring Claims.
- Employers must take steps during the hiring process to hire appropriate employees to prevent claims by employees, customers, or third-parties for negligent hiring. See Steps Employers Should Take to Minimize Exposure for Negligent Hiring Claims.