Tag Archives: Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act

House Bill Would Allow Employers to Require and Access Genetic Testing Results

House bill HR 1313, introduced by Representative Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), proposes to allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing, then allow employers to see the results, and impose financial penalties on any employees who request to opt out of the requirement. The bill, which was before the House Committee on Education and the … Continue Reading

BNV Home Care Agency Settles GINA violation for $125,000

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it has entered into a settlement with BNV Home Care Agency, Inc. (BNV) for $125,000 for violations of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA). According to the EEOC, BNV violated GINA by engaging in the “unlawful practice of collecting employees’ and applicants’ genetic information by … Continue Reading
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