Employers, Meet GINA

Law360, New York (March 2, 2011, 2:04 PM EST) -- The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) was enacted in recognition of advancements in the genetic field and the resulting potential for misuse of that genetic information in the context of health insurance (Title I of GINA) and employment (Title II of GINA).[1]

Title II of GINA, which governs employers, makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees based on genetic information. It also restricts an employer’s acquisition and disclosure of an employee’s (or employee’s family members’) genetic information, and provides remedies to individuals whose genetic...
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