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EEOC issues new mandatory poster highlighting GINA

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Take a look at those posters on your break-room bulletin board. If they haven't been replaced in a while, you may be violating federal law.

Most notably: In 2010, the EEOC issued a new “EEO is the Law” poster that most employers must display. It now includes information on employee rights under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

GINA prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against job applicants and workers based on genetic information. It also limits employers’ ability to gather and disclose information about employees’ genetic conditions—generally, inherited health issues or tendencies toward certain diseases.

The new EEOC poster describes the new GINA prohibitions, and tells employees how to report alleged violations.

You can download and print the new “EEO is the Law” poster for free by clicking here.

There’s no need for employers to pay third-party vendors for required U.S. Department of Labor posters. They’re all available free at the DOL's online Poster Page.

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