Argus Search, Inc. Commentary

In the ever-changing world we live in, the threat of terrorism, theft, violence, and extortion knocks at our door, many times without us realizing it, and many times after it’s too late.  Our newsletter is designed to continue to educate our community in order to help combat the threats we’ve either heard about, or have personally experienced.   


§          Bureau Of Justice Statistics

§          Why Pre-Screen

§          Negligent Hiring / Retention

§          About Argus Search, Inc.


Bureau Of Justice Statistics ……
                   (August 17,2003)

Multiple victims and offenders

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Why Pre-Screen……

A criminal history record describes any arrests and subsequent dispositions attributable to an individual. Complete, accurate, and near immediate accessible records enable employers and the public to:

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Negligent Hiring / Retention

Employers are responsible for negligent hiring and retention. With the many challenges in Human Resources, it is important to understand an employer can be held liable not only for what it knew about an employee, but also, what it should have known about an employee.  ***In today’s litigious society, it is more important than ever to be armed with knowledge regarding the people you intend to hire and/or employ.  The following is a real case:

In 1991, Trusted Health Resources, Inc. hired Jesse Rogers as a home health care aide in Boston.  Trusted Health never checked Rogers' background.  If it had, it would have found that Rogers had six larceny-related convictions in Massachusetts, and that he had not, as he stated on his application, worked for a state agency and attended nursing classes. Several months after being hired, Rogers murdered 32-year old quadriplegic John Ward, and Ward's 77 year-old grand mother, Alba Pellegrini.  Rogers had been hired to care for Ward.  He had reportedly been stealing from Ward and committed the murder to cover up the thefts. Ward's parents sued Trusted Health and others, alleging that they were negligent in allowing a convicted felon care for their son.  The court agreed and in the case of Ward v. Trusted Health, No. 94-4297 (Suffolk Super. Ct., Mass.), awarded the Wards $26.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages in February, 1999.

***** Mayer & Riser Attorneys’ @ Law

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