By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog In yet another tragic case that adds to the recent rise in workplace violence incidents, a recently suspended employee who had worked at a Kraft Foods plant in Philadelphia, PA for the past 15 years is suspected of killing two co-workers while wounding a third. According to a report in …Continue reading "Suspended Employee Suspected of Killing Two Co-Workers in Workplace Violence Incident"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer In the wake of the tragic shooting spree on November 5, 2009 at Fort Hood, Texas that took the lives of 13 military personnel and wounded 32 others, the Department of Defense (DoD) is calling for more education about workplace violence as part of its final review of …Continue reading "Defense Department Report on Fort Hood Shooting Calls for More Education about Workplace Violence"
When a hired worker enters your home to perform a service that you requested, do you know to whom you are opening your door? So asks an article on HuffingtonPost.com — ‘Could You or a Loved One End Up Like Elizabeth Smart?’ — that shows why background checks are needed to uncover unsafe employees working in and …Continue reading "CAUSE Shows Background Checks Needed To Uncover Unsafe Service Employees Working In Homes"
By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources The recent headlines dealing with background checks demonstrate that to some extent, Americans are conflicted about the whole topic of background checks. On one hand, as reported in past blogs by Employment Screening Resources (ESR), discrimination and privacy advocates feel that background checks are too intrusive and unfair. The …Continue reading "Background Check Bashing -Either Too Much or Too Little Depending upon the Most Recent Headline"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR Staff Writer The fatal shootings of three University of Alabama-Huntsville professors during a faculty meeting by another professor reportedly upset about being denied tenure at the school has shined a bright light on the troublesome issue of workplace violence. The tragedy has also raised concerns about how thoroughly background checks should …Continue reading "Family of Alabama University Shooting Victim Hope Tragedy Leads to More Thorough Background Checks"
An excellent article on how employers can deal with workplace has appeared in the Coshocton Tribune in Ohio. It was written by Ohio human resources consultant Jim Evans is president of JK Evans & Associates LLC, a Zanesville-based human resources consulting firm. The article recounted some recent incidents of workplace violence and reminded employers and …Continue reading "Workplace violence and employment screening background checks"
The case involved a plumber that was hired in 1999, even though the plumbing company knew the person had been convicted of domestic violence and/or arson involving the plumber’s ex-wife. Four years later, in 2003, the plumber performs a service call at the victim’s home. The plumber and the victim started a relationship that eventually …Continue reading "California Case Demonstrates Outer Limits to Negligent Hiring Exposure"
A recent article in the Connecticut Law Tribune re-enforces what ESR has been telling employers for some time—that lawsuits for negligent hiring and negligent retention are among the most common claims against employers. Per the articles, â€œThe difference between the hiring and retention claims is when the employer became aware of a threatening employee; often, …Continue reading "Negligent hiring and retention leading causes of employment lawsuits"