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"Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act—What Employers Need To Know"

August 2011

In November 2009, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which prohibits genetic discrimination, went into effect. GINA applies to all employers with 15 or more employees. Under GINA, it is illegal for health insurers and employers to discriminate based on an individual’s “genetic information.” In November 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) adopted regulations for GINA. Authored by Mel Muskovitz, this article discusses the law and what employers need to consider to protect themselves against a charge of discrimination.

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