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Genetic Discrimination Now Unlawful

Posted by Frank Steinberg | May 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

Yesterday President Bush signed into law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.  The new law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or prospective employees on the basis of genetic information.  It also forbids the disclosure of genetic information, and prohibits insurance companies from making eligibility determinations and premium changes on the basis of genetic information. 

See  President Bush's remarks from yesterday's signing ceremony, and an article from Business Insurance here

Also, here's our prior post from last year, when the the bill had passed the House and was awaiting action by the Senate.  

We'll have more when we see the bill as signed by the President.

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Frank Steinberg

Frank is the founder and principal of Steinberg Law, LLC. A Jersey boy born and bred, he focuses on employment litigation and counseling, business litigation,  and aviation law. Following law school and a clerkship in the federal district court Frank spent his early career with large litigation ...

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