DNA Test To Find Defecator Just One Way To Violate GINA

Law360, New York (June 24, 2015, 7:06 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal court decision that a grocery storage company violated a law barring genetic discrimination by trying to get a DNA swab of employees in a bid to find a serial defecator is an attention-grabber, but attorneys warn that even benign questions about family history could lead to a lawsuit.

The case brought against Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services LLC by two employees, which culminated in a $2.23 million jury award on Monday, is rare and memorable — no other company has been sued under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act for obtaining DNA samples for investigations of workplace tomfoolery, let...

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Georgia Northern

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Civil Rights: Jobs


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July 22, 2013

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