New York Genetic Information Discrimination Lawyer
As the financial capital of the world, many multinational corporations maintain some presence in the City of New York. In order to maintain that corporate presence, these corporations’ must hire qualified employees. As we become a more global economy, laws that govern discrimination based on genetic information become even more important. The Sanders Firm, P.C., is available to advise and represent employees alleging genetic information discrimination in employment.
The EEOC enforces Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), (dealing with genetic information discrimination in employment). The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury have responsibility for issuing regulations for Title I of GINA, which addresses the use of genetic information in health insurance.
GINA applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state and local governments as well as employment agencies and labor organizations.
It is unlawful to harass a person because of his/her genetic information. It is also unlawful to retaliate against a person because he/she opposes employment practices that discriminates based on genetic information or for filing a charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or other litigation related to genetic information discrimination.
State and City Laws
The New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) applies to employers with 4 or more employees and offers broader protections. The NYSHRL covers genetic information discrimination; however, the New York City Human Rights Law does not specifically address genetic information discrimination.
If you feel that you’ve been the victim of genetic information discrimination, or would like to have an attorney review your documents to ensure that your rights are protected, contact the New York Genetic Information Discrimination Lawyer at The Sanders Firm, P.C., 800-371-4835, today.