HR Dilemma: Should employers be allowed to take staff DNA?
Employees may be asked to share genetic information with their employer or face penalties to their employer-funded wellness programmes, if a bill approved by a US House Committee becomes law.
The bill, known as the 'Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act’, was introduced by Representative Virginia Foxx of the Republican National Committee. It would allow employers to request genetic information from their employees and their family members if they want their health insurance covered.
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