RiskTrends™ Trusted Insight Podcast: Billion Dollar Verdict Highlights Negligent Retention Risks For Employers

On the November 18, 2022, RiskTrends™ Trusted Insight podcast, attorneys Jack McCalmon, Leslie Zieren, and Emily Brodzinski examined $1.1 billion-dollar jury verdict award against Charter Spectrum, arising out of the murder of an elderly customer by a Charter Spectrum employee. Charter Spectrum was previously ordered to pay $7 billion in punitive damages for gross negligence in the supervision/retention of the employee, and for its claimed forgery of an after-the-fact arbitration agreement, in an attempt to cap damages. The trio discussed customer safety, background checks, cover ups, and negligent retention.

At the beginning of the 20-minute podcast, the trio addressed a question generated by the previous podcast: "Can/should an employer put a video camera in an employee's home office?"  

On The Next Podcast:

On the next RiskTrends™ Trusted Insight podcast, the trio will discuss a $12.8 million dollar embezzlement in which an employee pled guilty to submitting fraudulent expense reimbursements for years to fund his webcam girlfriend, providing her about $6 million.

Meanwhile, here is the link to the 11-18-22 podcast: "RiskTrends™ Trusted Insight Podcast: Billion Dollar Verdict Highlights Negligent Retention Risks For Employers".

This podcast is a free service of The McCalmon Group, Inc. and is available on iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, and Google Podcasts, as well as on your favorite podcast app. The podcast is suitable for anyone who manages risk.  You can subscribe to the RiskTrends™ podcast by opening any of these apps and searching for The McCalmon Group. Choose the title "RiskTrends™ Trusted Insight Podcast: Billion Dollar Verdict Highlights Negligent Retention Risks For Employers".

 

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