Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
Under GINA, it is illegal to discriminate against employees or applicants because of genetic information. GINA prohibits the use of genetic information in making employment decisions, restricts employers from requesting, requiring or purchasing genetic information, and strictly limits the disclosure of genetic information.
Genetic information includes information about an individual’s genetic tests and the genetic tests of an individual’s family members, as well as information about the manifestation of a disease or disorder in an individual’s family members.
If you believe that you have been unlawfully discharged, disciplined or your employment has been materially altered due to genetic discrimination, and you would like to discuss your situation with us, please either fill out the consultation form on our site or call our office at 614-372-8890.