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State-by-State Survey - Employer Legal Liability for Hiring Individuals with Criminal Records (Commissioned by Goodwill Industries, 2007)

  • Organization: Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
  • Date Created: Monday, September 17, 2007
  • Submitted: Monday, September 17, 2007
  • Attachment(s): DOC

This memorandum reviews state laws governing an employer's liability in the situation where an individual with a criminal record, hired by and working for the employer, commits a criminal act that causes injury to a third party. Whether the injured party is a customer of the employer or a stranger, the employer may be liable for the employee's criminal acts, or omissions.

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