Davis V the Board of County Commissioners of Dona Ana County Essay

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Assignment #1Davis v. County Commissioners of Dona-Ana Davis v. County Commissioners of Dona-Ana Shunovia Crenshaw Instructor: Dr. Jean Gordon Business Employment Law HRM510 Date 4/22/2012 Abstract Davis v. The Board of County Commissioners of Dona-Ana was sued by a female complaining that they were liable for the abuse she received by Mr. Herrera. Mr. Herrera was hired by Mesilla Valley Hospital under the assumption that he was an outstanding person and they had received an exemplary report from his previous employer. Because of the reference they received they hired him. He resigned from the other job because he was accused of sexually abusing a female inmate while under his care. The plaintiff is suing because she feels that the detention center is liable for the actions of Mr. Herrera. They did not physically put her in danger but since they gave a recommendation, he was hired. Maybe if they had disclose the correct information the hospital may not would have hired him. If an employment of recommendation is given it can be liable for the third party’s duty of care to not make negligent misrepresentation of a past employee, if it is foreseeable. Davis v. The Board of County Commissioners of Dona-Ana County 1.What was the legal issue in this case? The legal issue in the case of Davis v. The Board of County Commissioners of Dona Ana County is did the Detention Center show negligence. The detention officer at the Dona-Ana County Detention Center Joseph Herrera, was accused of unsuitable sexual behavior with female prison inmates and of exchanging favors for sex acts. Mr. Herrera worked previously at another facility and was accused of the same type behavior.( https://litigation-essentials.lexisnexis.com). He was given a letter of recommendation for employment in spite of the allegations that was brought
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