Discrimination -- Genetic Information

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    Genetic Discrimination in the Workplace With all the advancement in genetic decoding, scientists are developing techniques that can, with increasing accuracy, estimate the probability of contracting many diseases and in some cases, predict who actually will fall prey to them. In response, lawmakers at both the federal and state levels are...

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    By Burton J. Fishman Of counsel, Fortney & Scott, LLC Ever since the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its regulations regarding the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and wellness programs in 2009, there has been confusion and some consternation. Both grow from the EEOC's reluctance to accept a...
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    With the EEOC recently releasing new regulations for the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the door is now open for discrimination claims based on an employee's genetic makeup. This potential for legal action on the part of an employee makes it necessary for employers to understand the ramifications of these new regulations. Under...
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    After several delays, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued final regulations that interpret and implement the employment provisions (Title II) of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). GINA prohibits employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, and joint labor-management committees (...
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    Congress is considering legislation (S. 1995) designed to bar discrimination in employment and in the provision of health insurance on the basis of genetic information. Specifically, the bill would, among other things: prohibit you in most cases from collecting genetic data on an employee or the employee's family; require you to...
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