GINA: Coming Soon to a Workplace Poster Near You
As we reminded you last week, Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) took effect on November 21st. Title II prohibits genetic discrimination and restricts the collection of genetic information by all private, state, and local government employers with more than fifteen employees. (Title I prohibits health insurers and group plans from using genetic information to deny coverage or set payment rates.)
For all the attention that GINA has achieved, many Americans will soon learn of its existence for the first time in break rooms and at water coolers across the country, courtesy of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new workplace poster (pdf). The poster is required to be displayed by all employers covered by federal anti-discrimination laws.