Examples of Negligence in Employment
Workplaces are expected to be safe and comfortable for everyone in the office, worksite, or store. Employees are responsible for their employers to carry out their work with reasonable care to avoid accidents and injuries. There are also accidents caused by the employer’s negligence. These accidents can cause minor and severe injuries to both workers and customers. But an employer may be held liable for negligence at many different parts of the hiring and employment process. Negligence in employment may include:
- Negligent Hiring: Employers have a responsibility of reasonable care when screening individuals who, when hired, may threaten injury to fellow employees, members of the public, or the workplace in general. An employer’s failure to perform a background check is a common way to prove negligent hiring.
- Negligent Retention: Employers face liability for negligent retention when they fail to take corrective action when learning an employee was unfit after hiring them.
- Negligent Supervision: If an employer fails to train and supervise their employees, they can be liable to the public for the dangerous acts done by those employees.
- Negligent Training: Negligent supervision includes an employer’s failure to reasonably control or monitor the actions of their employees.
If you have experienced an injury caused by your employer’s negligence in the workplace, you may be able to file a claim against them, on top of receiving workers compensation. The best way to determine if you have been a victim of workplace negligence is to schedule a consultation with a work injury attorney.
At One Law Group, our attorneys believe that negligent employers need to be held accountable. If you think your injury was a result of employer negligence, our attorneys will get compensation for damages suffered. Give our Beverly Hills office a call today at (844) 626-1LAW (844)626-1529.