A new bill would allow employers to demand genetic testing from workers.
A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow
companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk
paying a penalty of thousands of dollars, and would let employers
see that genetic and other health information.
"What this bill would do is completely take away the protections
of existing laws," said Jennifer Mathis, director of policy and
legal advocacy at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, a
civil rights group. In particular, privacy and other protections
for genetic and health information in GINA and the 1990 Americans
with Disabilities Act "would be pretty much eviscerated," she