Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Negligent Background Checks or Screening of Employees Leading to Injury to Patients or Clients

Background Checks:  In today's "information age", it has become easier to "pre-screen" employees or conduct background checks for prior negative work history, criminal convictions and many other things that may tip off a prospective employer that their potential new hire may not be the type of person suitable for the job.  Surprisingly though, as a Los Angeles and Southern California attorney that handles cases where employees such as bouncers, security guards, nurses, doctors or other people that come into sensitive contact with clients or patients and cause injury, I am seeing more and more instances where very cursory background checks are done or employees are hired with prior criminal convictions or other serious accusations of abuse of patrons or patients has occurred in the new hire's work history.  This may very well lead to additional accidents or injuries or even intentional conduct like sexual or other assaults or batteries when these new employees come into contact with the public.  If this has happened to you or someone you know, it is important to consult with and retain an attorney that is familiar with accidents or injuries arising from the negligent hiring, training or supervision of an employee (including managers and supervisors).  This may include sexual harassment, sexual assault and battery, battery and assault or gross negligence or accidents involving unlicensed and/or untrained drivers or other employees.

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