Negligent Hiring: Maryland
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Kelly C. Lovett, Kollman & Saucier, PA
- Maryland recognizes a claim for negligent hiring against employers. See Elements of a Negligent Hiring Claim.
- Maryland recognizes a rebuttable presumption that the employer used due care in hiring an employee. See Elements of a Negligent Hiring Claim.
- Background checks are a useful way for employers to fulfill their obligation to exercise diligence and due care in the hiring process. See Background Checks.