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When are Employers Liable for their Employee’s Actions?

by David Peel on February 15, 2014

When are Employers Liable for their Employee's ActionsSometimes, people are injured by employees of a company. In these cases, the injured person may be wondering if they can bring a lawsuit against the company that the employee works for. Because of this, it is important to know when employers are liable for injuries caused because of their employee’s actions.

Employers are liable for their employee’s actions when the employee is acting within the scope of his employment. This means that the employer can be sued for an employee’s actions when the employee is doing his job or otherwise acting on the business’s behalf. When an employee is not on the job, the employer will not be liable for the employee’s actions.

Employers may also be liable for negligent hiring. Employers have a duty to look into potential employees before hiring. This means that the employer should look at the potential employee’s criminal record and check references. If an employer fails to look into potential employees and the employee’s actions cause injury to a person, the employer might be liable. It is important to know that for this type of liability, the employer had to be negligent.

And employers might also be liable for negligent retention of employees. This occurs when an employer knows or should know that the employer poses a potential threat. When an employer knows this, it should terminate the employee before he has a chance to injure anyone. Employers have a duty to make sure that their employees do not pose a threat to the public. If a person is injured because of a negligent retention of an employee, the employer might be liable for the employee’s actions.

If you or someone you know is interested in more information, please contact Mr. Peel at PeelLawFirm.com. Mr. Peel is very involved in the Christian community and is often asked to address various groups. He focuses on personal injury law. Mr. Peel practices in Millington, Tipton County, Memphis and the West Tennessee area. His office is located in Millington, Tennessee.

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