Hiring can be a grueling business, especially when you are looking for higher level or more skilled employees. You review resumes. You call references. You Google applicants. You conduct endless interviews.
Finally, you find just the right person. Time to relax. In the interests of space, throw away the resumes of those you didn’t hire. Get rid of your interview notes. What do you need them for?
Just when you thought plaintiff’s lawyers could not come up with any more creative ways to lighten your wallet, along comes a particularly imaginative one who claims that you discriminated against one of the applicants you did not hire and he wants money. Have to make a buck somehow. If the job doesn’t work out, sue the company that didn’t hire you. Nice work if you can get it.