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How to Comply With GINA

Author: Beth P. Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor

The federal Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) prohibits an employer from discriminating against, retaliating against or harassing employees and applicants based on genetic information. It also requires an employer to safeguard genetic information and treat it as a confidential medical record among other things. The following details the steps a prudent employer should take to comply with GINA.

Step 1: Know the Law