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Asking about family medical history costs employer over $300,000

I know, I know. I’ve already blogged about this subject—about how employers shouldn’t be asking about family medical history. But the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has once again charged an employer with violating the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). And the employer also asked questions about the disabilities of applicants in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

And last week, the employer settled the case by agreeing to pay $329,640. Removing those questions about family medical history from printed application forms or from an online application system just can’t be nearly as expensive as having to pay over $300,000.

Just saying.

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