Governments in other countries, such as the United States, Australia, France and the United Kingdom, have passed legislation to specifically address genetic discrimination
1, 8-10 (2011); Pauline Kim, Genetic Discrimination
, Genetic Privacy: Rethinking Employee Protections for a Brave New Workplace, 96 NW.
For more information on genetic discrimination
and genetic information privacy, refer to the full article by Steck and Eggert (2011).
63) Due to concerns of genetic discrimination
by employers and the insurance industry, Congress passed GINA in 2008.
Rothstein, GINA, the ADA, and Genetic Discrimination
in Employment, 36 J.
Rich & Julian Ziegler, Genetic Discrimination
in Health Insurance--Comprehensive Legal Solutions for a (Not so) Special Problem?
Review and revise applicable handbook policies and procedures to make it clear that genetic discrimination
is prohibited by GINA and that genetic information should neither be requested nor collected
For others, their concerns may be inchoate, but genetic discrimination
provides a concept for them to get behind that is easy to understand and articulate.
Passage of the nondiscrimination act marks the end of an intense 13-year struggle to ensure the aforementioned protections against genetic discrimination
More than a decade ago, a survey conducted by the American Medical Association found that roughly 70% of Americans were concerned about the potential for genetic discrimination
According to the National Human Genome Research Institute, 41 states have genetic discrimination
laws related to health insurance and 31 have them related to the workplace.
Federal Law Relating to Genetic Discrimination
Prior to GINA