EEOC's 1st Genetic Bias Class Action Targets Nursing Home

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission launched its first class action under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act on Thursday, accusing a New York nursing home of wrongly requesting family medical histories as part of health exams before and after workers accept jobs.

The EEOC’s suit, its second under GINA, also accuses 120-bed skilled-nursing center Founders Pavilion Inc. of breaching the Americans with Disabilities Act by firing workers because of conditions such as inconsequential back injuries and a learning impairment. Founders also flouted civil rights law by...
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