The U.S. Department of Labor has published FAQs on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA“). The U.S. DOL GINA FAQs are largely devoted to discussion of Title I of GINA, which applies to insurers, not to Title II, which governs employment decisions. Nevertheless, the FAQs do contain a basic discussion of what exactly is meant by “genetic information.”
For more about the topic as it relates specifically to employers, be sure to check out Adria B. Martinelli’s many excellent posts:
- Do Bald Employees Finally Have A Cause of Action Under GINA?
- Does GINA Provide a Cause of Action for Overweight (or Overly Attractive) Employees?
- Still No GINA Regs, But New Website on the Basics
- GINA and Social Media
- The GINA’s Out of the Bottle–And It’s a New Weapon in the Work-Family Arsenal
- GINA’s Application to Caregiver Scenarios
- GINA’s Implication on Employers: Pink Ribbons and Yellow Bracelets
- GINA Presentation to Delaware SHRM
- Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Update