On October 23, 2009, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released the revised “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster, which includes the new Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and ADA Amendments Act regulations. The EEOC posting change is mandatory for all covered employers.
Effective November 21, 2009, GINA prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from:
• Using genetic information to discriminate against an individual through hiring, firing, compensation, promotions and other employment decisions
• The collection and disclosure of genetic information
• Retaliation against individuals who exercise their rights under GINA
Now is the time to get into compliance with this mandatory posting update, as well as learn more about GINA and its impact on your business.
When you enroll in Poster Guard® Compliance Protection, you’ll enjoy the promise of complete, worry-free posting compliance – immediately, with the revised EEOC poster and in the future, with automatic posting replacements anytime mandatory changes affect your federal or state postings.
For an overview of GINA and clear explanations of how it affects you as an employer, download the ComplyRight™ Now E-Guide: New Genetic Discrimination Law: What It Means for Employers.