Negligent Retention

What is negligent retention?

Negligent retention occurs when an employer fails to take appropriate disciplinary action (i.e., termination) against an employee that the employer knew or should have known was unsuitable and the employee's actions cause harm to others. This most often occurs when an employer knew the offending employee had a tendency to commit harassment, violence or fraud.


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