Negligent Hiring: Illinois
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline, Stacey Smiricky and Lindsey M. Hogan, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- Illinois recognizes negligent hiring claims against employers. See Negligent Hiring Claims.
- Employers should take the appropriate steps when hiring employees to avoid liability. See Employer Liability.
- Employers should take caution when inquiring about particular areas of a potential employee's background. See Credit Reports and Criminal Arrest Records.