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The Sanders Firm, P.C.: New York Genetic Information Discrimination Lawyer

The Sanders Firm, P.C. in New York provides those who have faced genetic information discrimination with topnotch legal representation. With the development of technology and our ability to acquire and analyze genetic information of individuals, the opportunity for employers to utilize such information in making decisions regarding employment is alarming. In addition, if such information give an employer a competitive edge over others in the field the temptation to use it is even greater. With any form of discrimination the stakes are high for those who are facing and having to deal with discriminatory actions, but genetic information discrimination goes the very center of who each one of us is and to the heart of our personal privacy and security.

Protecting Your Rights

Your rights regarding your private genetic information are protected and you are safeguarded from employers engaging in genetic information discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which covers genetic information discrimination in employment. The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury have the responsibility of 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 also important to understand that you have rights when you are engaged in an action concerning genetic information discrimination and your employer. If you oppose employment practices that discriminate based on genetic information, your employer may not retaliate against or harass you for doing so. In addition, they may not interfere if you testify in or participate in an investigation, proceeding, or other litigation related to genetic information discrimination. Additionally, harassment based on genetic information is unlawful.

New York State and City Laws

Often when a client of the Sanders Firm, P.C. claims genetic information harassment, we will address the issue by utilizing New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), which applies to employers with 4 or more employees and covers genetic information discrimination. In terms of genetic information discrimination, New York City Human Rights Law does not specifically address this type of discriminatory practice.

We’ll Review Your Claim

The Sanders Firm, P.C. provides those who believe that they have a claim of genetic information discrimination with an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who is well versed in the area of genetic information discrimination. We will review your case, consult with you, and offer you information regarding possible actions you might take. If you feel that, you have been the victim of genetic information discrimination or that you would like to have an attorney review, your documents related to this issue to ensure that your rights are protected, contact The Sanders Firm, P.C. We are your voice for justice. We will work assiduously to protect you against genetic information discrimination.