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Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

On May 21, 2008, the United States implemented the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which protects citizens against discrimination in healthcare and employment based upon their genetic makeup. This is a new frontier in employment protection. Based upon your review of the GINA Web site, post a message to the Discussion in which you delineate the basic provisions of the GINA legislation, and expand upon the potential implications of the provisions for human resource management of the provisions. Think broadly, addressing such topic as workplace discrimination, health insurance costs, and confidentiality issues.

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This act gives one directive, targeting two different areas. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act makes it illegal to discriminate against a person based on their genetic makeup. Title I of the law directly affects health insurance, which says genetic information, or the requirement of obtaining genetic information cannot be used by insurance companies to decide if a person is eligible ...

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This solution provides a discussion of how GINA affects human resources and organizations.