Negligent Hiring: Oregon
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Joy Ellis and Kathryn Landes Ball, Garvey Schubert Barer
- Oregon recognizes a claim for negligent hiring against employers. See Elements of a Negligent Hiring Claim.
- Employers should exercise reasonable care when hiring new employees in order to limit exposure to negligent hiring claims. See What an Employer Should Do to Avoid a Negligent Hiring Claim.