All Items: Genetic Discrimination

  • Florida Medical Practice Settles EEOC COVID-Related Genetic Discrimination Case

    July 12, 2022

    A medical practice will compensate affected employees and provide other relief to resolve a COVID-19-related genetic information case filed by the EEOC.

  • Wellness Program Opt-Out Fees Lead to $1.3 Million Settlement for Yale

    March 11, 2022

    Yale University's wellness program violated both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) by forcing employees to either pay a fine to protect their civil rights or participate in the program against their will, a lawsuit alleged.

  • EEOC Proposes Wellness Incentive Limits

    January 7, 2021

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released a pair of proposed rules that would amend the incentives employers may offer to encourage participation in wellness programs that require disclosure of medical or genetic information without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

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News: HR guidance regarding policies and practices to address the new and challenging area of discrimination based on genetic information.