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Negligent Hire & Negligent Retention — 2 More Causes of Lawsuits

By Doyice Cotten

Most sport and recreation managers are familiar with the concept of negligence and the associated risk in sport and recreation activities. A couple of concepts with which many sport managers have less familiarity are negligent hire and negligent retention.

Negligent hire (or negligent hiring) is a claim often made against an entity or employer when an injured party alleges than the injury was due to the actions of an unqualified employee.  The theory is that the employer was negligent in hiring the employee because the employer either knew or should have known the employee was unfit (lacked qualifications or character).

Types of Background Checks on Volunteers

This timely article is 1 of 5 being re-run in light of the Penn State sex scandal!

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John Sadler, Sadler & Company, Inc.

Part IV – FBI Checks

This is Part IV of a 4 part series about the types of background checks and their importance when using volunteers. An authority in the field of sport insurance, John discusses four types of background checks: 1) sexual offender registry checks,

Types of Background Checks on Volunteers

This timely article is 1 of 5 being re-run in light of the Penn State sex scandal!

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John Sadler, Sadler & Company, Inc.

Part III– 3rd Party Vendor Checks

This is Part III of a 4 part series about the types of background checks and their importance when using volunteers. An authority in the field of sport insurance, John discusses four types of background checks: 1) sexual offender registry checks,

Types of Background Checks on Volunteers

This timely article is 1 of 5 being re-run in light of the Penn State sex scandal!

By John Sadler

Part I – Sexual Offender Registry Checks

This is Part I of a 4 part series about the types of background checks and their importance when using volunteers. An authority in the field of sport insurance, John discusses four types of background checks: 1) sexual offender registry checks, 2) local law enforcement criminal background checks,

When Appointing Volunteers Make No Assumptions

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This timely article is 1 of 5 being re-run in light of the Penn State sex scandal!
D. Michael Pfahl,
President, DMP Consulting, Inc.

This article first appeared in Sadlersports.com and serves as an excellent concluding article for the John Sadler series on background testing.

Call it “sixth-sense”, “gut-feeling” or that “little voice” we all have it and make the conscious choice to listen or ignore it whenever it makes itself known.  Have you ever wondered if every person who was willing to say yes and step up to help as a volunteer should have even been asked in the first place?