A disability, trait, or illness is often the result of a genetic condition. If you have evidence that a genetic condition is the cause of your need for a reasonable accommodation, you can bring a claim under the Fair Housing and Employment Act for discrimination based on genetics (GINA). This claim is often brought alongside a disability discrimination claim, or medical leave violation claim, and helps to shed light on the fact that you should not be punished or treated differently because of your genetic makeup. These claims typically require (though not always) medical tests that show the genetic condition. If you have knowledge of a genetic condition you have and think you are experiencing discrimination at work in connection with that condition, call the employment attorneys at Potter Handy, Employment Rights Law Firm.
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