EEOC files first-ever GINA class action

Commission’s suit signals crackdown on genetic discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is ramping up its enforcement of a law that forbids genetic discrimination among employers.

Last week, the commission announced that it filed a class action against the rehabilitation and nursing facility Founders Pavilion Inc. using the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The five-year-old law prohibits employers from using genetic information to discriminate against prospective and current employees.

Ashley Post

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