EEOC Loses Bid For Broad Genetic Bias Probe Of Nestle

Law360, New York (May 24, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky federal judge on Wednesday nixed the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s bid to investigate Nestle SA for alleged companywide policies of genetic discrimination, finding one discrimination complaint did not give the agency “free rein” to launch a broad probe.

The EEOC hoped to launch an investigation into possible discriminatory practices at Nestle under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act after a single employee at a facility in Mount Sterling, Ky., was laid off shortly after providing his family’s medical history to a doctor during a...
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