The EEOC Ramps Up Enforcement of GINA

September 2013
Employment Law Notes
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) governs how employers may acquire and use employee genetic information. Since GINA became effective in 2009, there has been little enforcement of GINA and therefore little guidance on employer responsibilities under GINA. In May, however, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) began actively enforcing GINA. The EEOC’s recent enforcement activity serves as a reminder that employers must proactively ensure that their practices comply with GINA.