The EEOC recently brought and settled its first lawsuit alleging employer misuse of a person’s genetic information. This was made illegal under the 2009 Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).
The EEOC said an Oklahoma company refused to hire a woman for a clerk job because it regarded her as having carpal tunnel syndrome and asked about this family history during a physical exam. The company paid $50,000 to settle the case. Learn more about GINA compliance on the EEOC's website.