Better safe than sorry…

Background checks on employees can be useful
By Neena Gupta and Shawn Pulver
|Canadian Employment Law Today

An employer can be held liable if it does not take due care in making a hiring decision and its employee subsequently causes harm or damage to another employee. This concept of “negligent hiring” is rooted in both Canadian and American jurisprudence.

This principle was re-affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada in the 1999 case,

Jacobi v. Griffiths