Under Title Vii, How Long Does An Employer Need To Preserve Personnel Or Employment Records?

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The EEOC requires employers subject to Title VII to preserve personnel and employment records, including application forms, for a minimum period of six months from the date of making record or taking the personnel action involved, whichever occurs later. Records relevant to any charge of discrimination must be maintained until final disposition of the charge or litigation. States can and have increased this requirement under their own anti­discrimination laws. The EEOC also requires that employers having 100 or more employee to file a Standard Form 100, (also known as an EEO­1 report). The employer is obliged to obtain necessary supplies of this form and file its report prior to the annual filing date each year. The employer must also retain a copy of its most recent report for each reporting unit at its facility, or at its company or divisional headquarters, and to make available a copy to the EEOC upon request.

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