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Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act takes effect
January 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), signed into law in May 2008 by President George Bush, took effect on Nov. 21. GINA prohibits employers, employment agencies and unions from discriminating against an individual based on the person's genetic information. Specifically, GINA prohibits an employer from using genetic information in making employment decisions, restricts an employer from acquiring certain genetic information, imposes confidentiality requirements on genetic information acquired by an employer and prohibits retaliation against an individual who opposes actions made unlawful by GINA or who participates in proceedings pursuant to GINA. If an employer violates these provisions, an individual may be entitled to compensatory and punitive damages. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is charged with enforcing GINA and will issue regulations shortly.          

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