Genetic Discrimination

Genetic Discrimination in the Workplace

With all the advancement in genetic decoding, scientists are developing techniques that can, with increasing accuracy, estimate the probability of contracting many diseases and in some cases, predict who actually will fall prey to them. In response, lawmakers at both the federal and state levels are trying to address the various legal issues -- including restrictions on how employers and health insurance companies could use that sort of information about workers -- raised by these advancements.