Articles and Speeches
Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act
March 2, 2011
David P. Winkle
On November 9, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published regulations implementing portions of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which are applicable to employers and healthcare providers. GINA prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of genetic information and generally prohibits employers from acquiring or, in certain situations, healthcare providers from disclosing, genetic information. GINA applies to all employers subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.