Wednesday, May 29, 2013

EEOC files first genetic discrimination class action against nursing and rehabilitation center


Littler Mendelson
  • USA    May 21 2013
    On May 16, 2013, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed its first class action lawsuit under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) against a nursing and rehabilitation center. The EEOC filed this class action just 11 days after it filed—and then immediately settled—its very first lawsuit alleging genetic bias. The EEOC’s filing of these two lawsuits in such close succession signals to employers its commitment to pursuing genetic discrimination claims.
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