EEOC Settles 1st-Ever Genetic Bias Lawsuit

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday filed and then settled its first complaint ever alleging genetic discrimination, accusing Fabricut Inc. of unlawfully asking a job applicant for her family medical history in a post-job offer medical examination.

The agency filed suit in Oklahoma federal court accusing Fabricut, one of the world's largest distributors of decorative fabrics, of violating the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act. At the same time, it filed a consent decree that, if approved by the court,...
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Case Title

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Fabricut Inc


Case Number

4:13-cv-00248

Court

Oklahoma Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities - Employment

Judge

Claire V Eagan

Date Filed

April 29, 2013

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