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At Morgan Law Group, our Florida negligent security attorneys know that most — if not all legitimate and reputable security operations — require their security guards or other employees to pass multiple background checks as part of the onboarding process.

The easy answer as to why security guard companies require these stringent employment procedures is that they will be liable if one of their employees commits a crime or is otherwise negligent in causing injuries while on the job.

Hiring security personnel is a serious process, since they are charged with guarding valuable premises, or protecting people’s lives, which makes background checks one of the most important tools companies have at their disposal to ensure the right people are hired for the job.

What are the Most Common Types of Security Guard Background Checks?

Depending on the security company and the safety detail they are interviewing to fulfill the position, background checks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Previous employment and address verifications to confirm the information listed on the job application or resume.
  • Driving records, typically when a security job also requires the individual to drive.
  • State and nationwide criminal background checks, which may include fingerprint scans to search for convictions that a state-mandated check may not reveal.
  • Sex offender database searches.
  • Ongoing drug and alcohol tests.
  • Credit checks, generally when the security job involves protecting expensive property or valuable information since there is a higher risk for employee theft.
  • Pending/open charges check to ensure the applicant is not currently involved in a civil lawsuit that involves violence or sex crimes.

In Florida, security guards are required to have proof of training to obtain a Class D Security Officer License. They must also present sufficient character references and need to be in good physical health.

When companies, events, hotels, bars, restaurants, or other management teams hire insufficient, incompetent, or other security personnel who have not completed a significant background check, they may be liable for theft, injuries, damages, or any other type of harm that results.

If you have been injured anywhere in Florida because of negligent or non-existent security, our skilled Florida personal injury lawyers want to help you hold the liable parties accountable.

Contact Our Skilled Negligent Security Lawyers in Florida for a Free Consultation

Contact our experienced Florida negligent security attorneys at Morgan Law Group to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn how we can help you pursue the liable party’s insurance coverage for your complete financial recovery.