Here’s a case that, at least given the bare details, should send chills down the backs of any employer in Los Angeles:
A civil jury has found a Burbank apartment owner and manager liable in the death of a former tenant because they hired a convicted felon and registered sex offender. [Daily News]
A jury issued a $12 million verdict against the apartment management company for hiring a maintainence worker who is a suspect in the 2004 rape and murder of a tenant. The maintainence worker has not been arrested in that particular case, but is serving a 12 year prison term for an act of sexual battery at the same complex in 2005.
The Daily News story has a scant five paragraphs, so I hope there’s some signifigant details they aren’t sharing. But as horrible as the story is, this sounds like anyone who employs an ex-felon or parolee could be held liable for the employee’s crimes.