Employment, Labor and Benefits Advisory: Genetic Anti-Discrimination Law Becomes Effective on November 21, 2009 and EEOC Issues New EEO Poster


Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) will become effective on November 21, 2009. Signed into law on May 21, 2008, Title II of GINA prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of an individual’s genetic information, such as a person’s predisposition for cancer, sickle cell anemia, or diabetes.1

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