Monthly Archives: مايو 2013

Inquiring about Family Medical History Violates Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Law

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) has been law since 2009, but to date, there seems to have been little activity arising from this law.  The law provides that an employer cannot discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of their genetic profile.  As scientific advances in the genetic field gallop forward, this law...
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EEOC Announces Enforcement Priorities

At a recent conference, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission revealed some of its priorities for enforcement. The EEOC is interested in attacking some of the barriers to getting a job.  Since the EEOC has the job of enforcing federal civil rights laws, the barrier must have some impact on a particular protected category. Its efforts...
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