Genetic descrimination claims on the rise

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Genetic testing is becoming a cornerstone of modern medicine, used to measure the likelihood of developing diseases from cancer to mental illness.

But as health-care providers move quickly to use the information, employers increasingly are running up against the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. GINA bars companies from asking about family medical history or genetic testing or using such information to hire, fire or promote employees.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed its first two lawsuits under GINA against companies that it says improperly collected genetic information.

Read the full article here: Should Bosses Have Access to Workers’ Genetic-Test Results?

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