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Employer Responsibility and Negligent Hiring Claims

Negligent hiring is an action in torts brought by individuals who claim that they have been hurt by an employee and that the employee’s tendency for violence or untrustworthiness was known to or should have been known to the employer. The tort of negligent hiring is a notable exception to the general principle that a… Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court Restricts Employment Discrimination Retaliation Claims

In a recent decision, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, the U.S. Supreme Court made it more difficult for plaintiffs claiming retaliation to make employment discrimination claims. The court ruled that plaintiffs must prove that retaliation was the determinative factor in an adverse employment action, and not just a motivating factor as had… Read More »