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Genetic testing of Employees

1. Should an employer be permitted to screen candidates for employment using genetic testing? Support your answer.
2. Is "at will" employment good for the economy? Support your answer.
3. Should weight be a BFOQ? Why or why not? Support your answer.

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1. Should an employer be permitted to screen candidates for employment using genetic testing? Support your answer.
An employer should not be permitted to screen candidates for employment using genetic testing because employers are businesses and will attempt to increase their monetary gains by declining to hire, hiring or objecting to the hire of those individuals who cause extra costs by way of lower productivity, absenteeism or additional medical costs. Employers may discriminate against job applicants who they fear that costs incurred in training will not be recompensed if the individual has a genetic proclivity towards certain disease. Any applicant with a predisposition towards disease/defects may be eliminated. What will be the consequences? A large number of able healthy persons will be eliminated from the society and the business will be able to extract financial gains from the weaker sections of the society. The society will suffer because ...

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This solution discusses issues related to genetic testing of employees/selection of employees.

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