GINA Becomes Effective November 21, 2009: Are You Ready?

picture of a double helix DNA strandThe Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) takes effect on November 21, 2009. How does GINA impact employers?  GINA does the following: (a) prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee based upon genetic information, (b) places broad restrictions on an employer’s deliberate acquisition of genetic information, (c) mandates confidentiality for genetic information that employers lawfully collect; (d) strictly limits disclosure of such information, and (e) prohibits retaliation against employees who complain about genetic discrimination.  Continue reading at Littler's Workplace Privacy Counsel blog.

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