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What is employer negligence?

There are many ways that an employer may act negligently, and in many cases they may be helped legally liable for such negligence. If you suspect that your employer is guilty of some form of negligence, don't hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney to help you understand the finer points of the law as it may apply to your experience.

An employer's negligence can take many forms, and they begin at the hiring process. If your employer hired an individual whom they should reasonably have known posed some form of threat to fellow employees, then the employer may be guilty of negligence. Similarly, if an employer learns that an employee poses a danger to others and fails to take effective, timely action to correct the issue, this may also lead to legal liability.

It is also possible for employers to act negligently in the way they run their business. If an employer does not properly train their employees in a way that poses a threat to safety, either in the workplace itself or in conduct of employees, then negligence may exist. On a more granular level, it is possible for an employer to fail to maintain ongoing proper practices and behavior.

If any of these scenarios seem familiar to you and how your workplace operates, then you should certainly speak with an attorney.With proper guidance from an experienced attorney, you can stand up to unsafe workplace conditions and behaviors, and ensure that your rights remain protected while you promote justice and safety in the workplace for yourself and others.

Source: Law Office of Rockwell Kelly & Duarte LLP, "Workplace Accidents," accessed May 12, 2017

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