Workplace Word-February 2011
Genetic Nondiscrimination Regulations Impose New Obligations on Employers
Employers would be wise to develop an understanding of the new GINA regulations. The new GINA regulations prohibit all employers with at least 15 employees from misusing the genetic information of applicants and employees as well as their family members. Employers may not base employment actions or decisions upon an individual’s genetic information or predisposition to diseases or other conditions....