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Negligent Hiring: Maine

Negligent Hiring requirements for other states

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

Author: Matthew Tarasevich, Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson


  • Maine recognizes negligent hiring claims against employers. See Negligent Hiring.
  • Employers can minimize the risk of negligent hiring claims by exercising due care in the hiring process, including verifying information on resumes and application forms, checking references and utilizing background checks. See Minimize Exposure to Negligent Hiring Claims.