EEOC Provides Small Business Assistance on GINA
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) required the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to issue regulations implementing Title II of the Act, which it did on November 9, 2010. The EEOC has now created the following website http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/regulations/gina_qanda_smallbus.cfm to provide small businesses with practical information about the most important requirements of Title II of GINA and the EEOC’s final rule.
Like many of the EEOC’s previous outreach initiatives, the new website offers frank and direct advice to employers on compliance with GINA. In particular, employers may wish to review the EEOC’s answer to Question 9 concerning an employer’s inadvertant request for family medical history of a job applicant or employee.