Negligent Hiring: Iowa
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Tareen Zafrullah, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- Iowa recognizes negligent hiring claims against employers. See Elements of a Negligent Hiring Claim.
- Employers can be liable for the negligent hiring of independent contractors. See Independent Contractors.
- Iowa's workers' compensation law precludes an employee's negligent hiring, claim against an employer when the employee is harmed by a co-worker. See Workers' Compensation.
- Employers can take steps to insulate themselves from negligent hiring liability. See Preemployment Screening.