Genetic Nondiscrimination Legislation in the United States and Elsewhere – A Growing Body of Law and Its Impact on Employment

Abstract

This analysis compares three regulatory models addressing genetic discrimination in employment. As such it has three main aims. First, it aims to determine whether the fear of litigation expressed by employers is warranted in light of the current legal regulation of genetic testing in the field of employment in the US, UK and EU law. As such, it analyses the three main regulatory approaches to the use of genetic data in the workplace. Second, drawing on international law and domestic legal systems, it aims to analyse the existing provisions and remaining points of uncertainty. Finally, it proposes the directions for future research necessary for the comprehensive understanding of the use of genetic data by employers.

Keywords: genetic discrimination; employment; Genetic Information Antidiscrimination Act (GINA 2008); UK law; EU law

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Krajewska, Atina(Jan 2017) Genetic Nondiscrimination Legislation in the United States and Elsewhere – A Growing Body of Law and Its Impact on Employment. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0027006]