Home Care Agency To Pay $125,000 Over ‘Genetic Discrimination’ Charges

A home care agency based in New York will pay the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) $125,000 to settle a genetic discrimination lawsuit that was filed after the company was found in violation of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA). BNV Home Care Agency, Inc., which provides companionship and home care services for seniors […]

Government Sues NYC Home Care Agency Over Employee Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a suit Sept. 17 against a New York City home care services agency that allegedly violated federal law when it asked applicants and employees for genetic information. According to the EEOC’s suit, BNV Home Care Agency asked for family medical history, a form of prohibited genetic information, […]