GINA and Preemployment Criminal Background Checks

TitleGINA and Preemployment Criminal Background Checks
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCallier, SL, Huss, J, Juengst, ET
JournalHastings Center Report
PublisherHastings Center
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number00930334
Keywordsbusiness , BUSINESS ethics , Discrimination , DNA , employee , Essay , MEDICINE , Privacy , Privacy and Surveillance , United
AbstractThe article discusses the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the ethical and public policy issues related to workplace genetic profiling and institutional security. GINA precludes employers from requesting DNA from potential employees. It provides employees protection from discrimination as well as access to and disclosure of personal genetic information. The author proposes turning background criminal checks over to law enforcement agencies which allow them to collect the DNA from prospective employee.
NotesHastings Center ReportAccession Number: 48043402; CALLIER, SHAWNEEQUA L . 1 HUSS, JOHN 2 JUENGST, ERIC T.; Affiliation: 1: Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law, Bioethics Department, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 2: Assistant professor of philosophy, The University of Akron; Source Info: Jan2010, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p15; Subject Term: ESSAY (Literary form); Subject Term: DNA fingerprinting -- Law & legislation; Subject Term: DISCRIMINATION in employment; Subject Term: EMPLOYEE screening; Subject Term: UNITED States; Number of Pages: 5p; Document Type: Essay
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