An Oklahoma company has agreed to settle the first EEOC lawsuit ever filed alleging violations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).
The EEOC claimed Fabricut, Inc., rescinded a job offer in 2011 after an applicant failed a pre-employment medical examination in which she was asked about her family medical history. That’s illegal.
The company agreed to pay the woman $50,000 to settle the case.
GINA was enacted in 2008, but few employers know much about its far-reaching effects on hiring and EEOC issues final GINA regulations.". Learn more about it at "
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- Keep all medical records confidential! Otherwise, normal lawsuit rules don't apply
- Short reassignment delay is generally OK
- Don't consider weight in hiring; obesity may qualify as a disability
- Request medical clearance for chronic condition