Negligent Hiring: Texas
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Shafeeqa W. Giarratani and Kimberly King, Norton Rose Fulbright
- A Texas employer may be held directly liable for its negligence in failing to use ordinary care in its hiring of an employee who commits a wrongful act. See Negligent Hiring Claims in Texas.
- To prevail on a negligent hiring claim, an injured party must show that the alleged negligent hiring proximately caused his or her injuries. See Proximate Causation/Foreseeabilty of Harm.
- An employer may be held directly liable for hiring an independent contractor when the independent contractor's negligent conduct causes harm to another. See Independent Contractors.