Tag Archives: GINA

EEOC: GINA, ADA affect employee medical records

Employers may be legally obligated under the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act to take greater steps to safeguard employee medical records, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently cautioned in an informal discussion letter.

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Employment law trends of 2010 in review

In the past year, Lawyers USA has covered the major developments in employment law, including case law, litigation, legislation and tips and trends for small and solo firms. Here's a look back at our employment law highlights of 2010.

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Genetic nondiscrimination statute challenges employers

Employers may want to get to know a new statute named GINA, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. The law went into effect in November and protects employees from discrimination based on genetic information, but an employer also violates GINA by mere “acquisition” of genetic information, including an employee’s family medical history. That means that any employer that monitors employees’ social media sites may be opening itself up to liability.

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