Workers Win $2.2M For DNA Tests Seeking Defecator

Law360, Los Angeles (June 22, 2015, 10:40 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal jury on Monday awarded two Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services LLC workers $2.23 million after their employer was held to violate federal law protecting genetic information when it forced the men to take DNA tests as it searched for a workplace defecator.

The employees, Jack Lowe and Dennis Reynolds, had accused grocery-storage warehouse company Atlas of violating the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act when it forced them to submit to a cheek swab — a request the company made as it attempted to track down an employee that had been habitually defecating in one of its warehouses, according to...

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