Genetic Information and the Workplace
United States. Department of Labor; United States. Department of Health and Human Services; United States. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; United States. Department of Justice
Washington, DC: Department of Labor, 1998 January 20. [Online]. Available: http://www.dol.gov/asp/programs/history/herman/reports/genetics.h tm [2005 October 4]; 7 p.
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An act to amend the Human Rights Act of 1977 to prohibit employment discrimination based on genetic information; to prohibit an employer, employment agency, or labor organization from requesting or requiring a genetic test of, or administering a genetic test to, an employee or applicant for employment or membership; to prohibit an employer, employment agency, or labor organization from seeking to obtain, obtaining, or using genetic information of an employee or applicant for employment; to provide an exemption that allows the use of genetic testing or information with the written and informed consent of the employee or applicant for employment to determine the existence of a bona fide occupational qualification, investigate a workers' compensation or disability compensation claim, or determine an employee's susceptibility or exposure to potentially toxic substances in the workplace; to prohibit health benefit plans and health insurers from using genetic information as a condition of eligibility or in setting District of Columbia. Laws, statutes, etc. (2005-01-03)