ADA / Employment Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received more complaints of disability employment discrimination in fiscal year 2011 than the previous year – 25,742 compared to 25,164; and produced an increase in monetary relief over last year – $103.4 million compared to $76.1 million.  EEOC also received 245 allegations of discrimination under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

EEOC issues final regulations on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released final regulations implementing the employment provisions (Title II) of the GINA. Title II of GINA prohibits the use of genetic information to make decisions about health insurance and employment, and restricts receiving and sharing of genetic information.  The EEOC also issued question-and-answer documents on the final GINA regulations, including one to help small businesses comply with the law.  See the Q & A at http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/regulations/gina_qanda_smallbus.cfm.