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Negligent Hiring: Colorado

Negligent Hiring requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Mary L. Will, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Colorado recognizes a claim for negligent hiring against employers. See Elements of a Negligent Hiring Claim.
  • Negligent hiring claims may apply to acts that occur within and outside of the scope of employment. See The Scope of Employment.
  • Background checks are allowed in Colorado, subject to the terms of the Colorado Consumer Credit Reporting Act (CCCRA) and the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). See Background Checks.
  • There are statutory requirements that require employers in certain professions to perform background checks on employees. See Background Checks.