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Negligent Hiring Lawsuit Filed For Sexual Assault

Published by on May 9, 2012

An employee has filed a negligent hiring lawsuit in Roanoke, Virginia, after a sexual assault in the employer’s parking lot.  The lawsuit claims that had a criminal background check been performed on the alleged attacker, the company would have discovered that he was a sex offender.  Click here for an article on the case.  As […]

An employee has filed a negligent hiring lawsuit in Roanoke, Virginia, after a sexual assault in the employer’s parking lot.  The lawsuit claims that had a criminal background check been performed on the alleged attacker, the company would have discovered that he was a sex offender.  Click here for an article on the case.  As noted in the article, there is no independent duty in Virginia to conduct a criminal background check on new hires.

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