Genetic Information Discrimination
Do you believe your employer terminated you or treated you unfairly on account of your genetic information or family medical history?
Call today for a free consultation -- the Law Office of Jeffrey J. Kmoch may be able to help.
Employers cannot use your genetic information or family medical history as a basis to treat workers less favorably than others.
The federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and the Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act both protect employees from discrimination on the basis of genetic information. Both statutes prohibit employers from using genetic information in making employment decisions. They also protect an employee’s privacy with respect to genetic information and prohibit employer access to genetic information except under certain circumstances. Genetic information encompasses an individual’s genetic information, the genetic information of their family members, and their family medical history.
Attorney Jeffrey Kmoch has extensive experience litigating and counseling on matters involving employment discrimination. If you believe your employer made employment decisions on the basis of your genetic information, call today for a free consultation.
Statutes of limitations and deadlines to file administrative agency charges apply to employment discrimination claims, so time may be of the essence.