Monday, December 14, 2015

No GINA violation for alternate duty assignment after firefighter refused compliance with ‘mandatory wellness program’

Jackson Lewis PC, Lexology

The City of San Antonio Fire Department did not violate the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) when it placed a firefighter on alternate duty after he failed to comply with a mandatory wellness program that evaluated fitness for duty, the federal appeals in New Orleans has ruled. Ortiz v. City of San Antonio Fire Dep’t, No. 15-50341 (5th Cir. Nov. 18, 2015).

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