I had the pleasure of speaking to the Delaware SHRM membership last night on the topic of GINA, the new federal law protecting against discrimination based on genetic information. It was a great audience, and a topic of considerable interest.
Having gone into effect in November 2009, but without any regulations issued yet to help us interpret this brand new protected category, there are many good questions left unanswered. We will keep you posted on when the final regulations are put into place.
In the meantime, there are some interesting issues and potential scenarios that are worthy of greater discussion. My plan is to address some additional questions on GINA issues here in this blog. Until then, you can read more about GINA in this previous post: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Update.