I work for a small mechanical engineering company's IT department, which currently consists of my boss and me. I like my job as my boss gives me a lot of freedom and autonomy and I get to do a lot of things which I couldn't do in a larger IT company.
I do all the external software projects as well as internal desktop support. The company is now looking to hire someone to take over the internal desktop support to let me focus on the external software projects that bring in more revenue.
My boss has been bringing in people for interviews. He then hands me their resumes and asks if I want to bring any of them back for another interview. It would be much easier if I interviewed them in the first place, but this is not a big deal.
My problem is with the notes the boss makes on the resumes. He has written things like: too old, has children, pregnant, can't understand accent, and other things that are against the law. If I do tell HR, I could ruin my relationship with my boss and potentially lose my job.
Am I legally required to say anything? Could I get into legal trouble for not telling HR? What is the best way to go forward?