Negligent Hiring Prevention Program
Employers who do not conduct background investigations as a condition of employment face an increased risk of negligent hiring claims. Under common law, employers can be held liable for failing to preperly screen new hires if the employee subsequently causes physical, mental or financial harm to a third party. Examples of negligent hiring claims that may arise include incidents of employee violence, malpractice, fraud, theft, harassment or embezzlement. Frequently cited statistics indicated that employers lose over 70% of all negligent hiring claims.
Additionally, according to a recent survey, 65% of small business owners have caught an applicant in a misrepresentation or falsehood on their application. Over the past two years, several states and municipalities have enacted ban-the-box laws and other fair chance laws to protect individuals with arrest or conviction records from unlawful hiring discrimination. Employers must comply with these laws while at the same time protecting their business from negligent hiring claims.
To help our valued customers prevent these kinds of claims, Personnel Concepts has introduced a comprehensive Negligent Hiring Prevention Program. Using these materials can help you create an effective and compliant pre-employment screening procedure or revise your existing policies and procedures to ensure compliance.
- All-In-One Negligent Hiring Prevention Guide, featuring a legal brief from an attorney, sample policies, coverage of state and municipal laws, guidance from the FTC & EEOC, best practices and FAQs
- Pad of 25 Applicant Reference Check Forms
- Pad of 25 Prohibited Employee Conduct Notification Forms
- 11" x 17" Employee Conduct Poster
- CD-ROM containing comprehensive information should your company decide to implement background investigations into your hiring process
- Money-Back Guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied, return within 30 days for a full refund, less shipping and handling