Documentation and file retention are major aspects of the hiring process. One of the primary reasons to keep hiring records on file is to have documents to use in your defense in case of a discrimination claim.
Having documentation of your process and the candidates who were considered will enable you to show that the process was appropriate and legal and not discriminatory.
There are several laws that prohibit discrimination in hiring:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on