Negligent Hiring: Colorado
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Sarah Benjes, Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Mary L. Will, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
- Colorado recognizes a claim for negligent hiring against employers. See Elements of a Negligent Hiring Claim.
- Negligent hiring claims may apply to acts that occur within and outside of the scope of employment. See The Scope of Employment.
- Background checks are allowed in Colorado, subject to the terms of the Colorado Consumer Credit Reporting Act (CCCRA) and the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). See Background Checks.
- There are statutory requirements that require employers in certain professions to perform background checks on employees. See Background Checks.