Negligent Employment Retention Can Leave Tennessee Customers with Serious Injuries

Protecting the rights of clients in Sevierville, Seymour, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

When you fill out an application or send in a resume for a new job, you expect that your potential boss is going to look into your background. You expect for them to check your references and speak to previous employers. Cautious employers will conduct background checks to determine if you have a criminal record. They do these things to ensure that the people who work for them are a good fit for the job and don’t present a danger or risk to the company’s customers.

But some employers are careless or negligent, and they don’t look into new employees the way they should. When they don’t, customers and clients could be at risk of being seriously hurt. When they are, the Law Offices if Bryan E. Delius is there to help. We have built a reputation in Sevierville, Seymour, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, and throughout Sevier County, for fighting hard on behalf of injured residents and visitors. If an employer’s negligence led to your injury, we know how to help.

Understanding what negligent employment retention means

A negligent employment case generally arises when a customer of a business is harmed by that business’s employee. When businesses care only about the bottom line and negligently take on employees with violent propensities they place their customers and the public at risk. This can arise from:

  • Failing to perform a background check
  • Negligent hiring practices
  • Failing to properly train or educate an employee
  • Failure to properly supervise new hires
  • Negligent scheduling decisions
  • Ignoring signs of potentially dangerous behavior by employees

As you can see, these are very challenging cases, and they require a personal injury lawyer with a lot of experience. The team at Delius & McKenzie, PLLC has that experience. We have successfully brought lawsuits against a national retailer whose employees were drag racing on the clock, causing injuries to our clients, and against the Krystal restaurant franchise when one of their Pigeon Forge employees committed sexual assault against our client. If you were harmed while in a place of business anywhere in Sevier County or throughout East Tennessee by an employee who should not have been hired, or who should have been more closely supervised, we are prepared and ready to help.

Upholding the rights of injured Tennessee customers

Negligent employment retention claims are complex, but the Sevierville attorneys of Delius & McKenzie, PLLC have the skills, experience and resources to protect your rights. Please call 865-428-8780 or fill out our contact form to find out more about how we have helped people just like you who live and work in and around Sevierville, Seymour, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.