Mitigating Risk from Nuclear Verdicts Due to Negligent Hiring Claims

Mitigating Risk from Nuclear Verdicts Due to Negligent Hiring Claims

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Nuclear verdicts are a rising concern for commercial fleets. They are increasing both in quantity and size of injury awards. So, what can companies do to help mitigate their potential risk around negligent hiring and retention claims?

Case law in every state recognizes the concept of negligent hiring and retention liability. It's important to understand this business risk, as employers are affected by both their current and former employees.

Through negligent hiring and retention lawsuits, many employers have been found responsible for their employees' actions, even when the employee was no longer working for the company at the time of the crime. Negligent hiring and retention lawsuits have cost companies millions of dollars in damages, forcing many companies into bankruptcy.

Join Alonzo Martinez, Associate Counsel, Compliance and Dr. Todd Simo, Managing Director of Transportation at HireRight discuss trends, cases and background screening practices you can employ to help mitigate risk.

All registrants will receive a free copy of our whitepaper: How Can Motor Carriers Reduce Their Potential Liability for Negligent Hiring and Retention, written by Littler Mendelson. 

Topics Covered:

  • Review of FMCSA regulations in regard to pre-employment screening
  • Compare standard of care gaps for pre-employment due diligence
  • Examples of nuclear verdicts when gaps occurred
  • Examine products available to close those gaps

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