House Republicans would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results

By Sharon Begley, STAT, March 10, 2017

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Posted by: Eric

Summary: “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.”

Relevance: This is a violation of privacy, opens the door to employer discrimination, and creates yet another vulnerability for the theft of personal health information.

Action: Tell your representative to vote no on HR 1313.

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