Employers have an obligation to carefully screen candidates before extending a job offer to ensure that the worker has the physical, mental, and emotional qualifications to fit the job. Moreover, it is the employer’s responsibility to discharge those who are not fit for the job. If an employer breached his duty of care to hire and retain the right employees, he or she might be held liable for the worker’s criminal acts, including sexual assault.
For instance, a repair man who has records of sexual assault in many of his previous jobs was poorly screened by the employer and got hired. After a few days, he sexually abused a female customer while on the job. In this case, the employer could be held liable by the female victim.
If you or someone you know has been harmed due to the negligent hiring, supervising, or retaining of employees, the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you file a claim against the employer involved. Call our Appleton office at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about taking legal action today.