I thought i would share this with my fellow ATS'ers, this e-mail from corporate had ATS written all over it. MODS please move if in the wrong place.
Also i believe i am supposed to quote my source but, hopefully you understand why i have not. My question is.... why do we need this law? Is something
coming? Maybe you microchip guys were onto something and GWB may have helped save us/warned us from it,partially. Does anyone know what the point of
this law is? What companies are testing Genetic code?
On May 21, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which prohibits U.S. employers from
discriminating on the basis of genetic information. The employment provisions of GINA go into effect on November 21, 2009.
GINA protects Americans from discrimination based on information derived from genetic tests. It prohibits employers from making adverse employment
decisions based on a person’s genetic code. In addition, employers are not allowed under the law to request or demand a genetic test.
GINA also protects the privacy of personal genetic information by prohibiting the following:
• Bars employers from collecting or using their employees’ genetic information. GINA Prohibits employers from collecting and using employees'
• Prohibits employers from discriminating against employees in hiring, firing or any other terms and conditions of employment based on a worker’s
genetic information; and
• Allows victims of genetic information discrimination to bring their case to court.
GINA has been called “the first civil rights law of the 21st Century.”
In the coming weeks, the Human Resources Department will be shipping to you the updated Employment Law posters containing the GINA information.
Please watch for these posters and immediately replace your existing set with the new information. Attached to this email is a sample PDF file of the
If you have questions about this legislation or about the Employment Law posters, please contact Human Resources
I may have been doing something wrong my whole time here as i have never "Genetically Tested" any new employees.