Negligent Hiring: Missouri
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Alan L. Rupe and Daniel Press, Kutak Rock LLP
- Under the doctrine of respondeat superior, a Missouri employer could be held liable for the actions of an employee. See Liability for an Employee's Conduct.
- Missouri recognizes negligent hiring claims against employers. See Negligent Hiring Claims in Missouri.
- Employers should take prudent steps in order to minimize the risk of negligent hiring claims. See Minimizing the Risk of Negligent Hiring Claims.