By Anne Cullen (July 25, 2022, 5:49 p.m. EDT) – Claims by two Chicago employees that a city wellness initiative violated the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act have been cleared to move forward on Monday after an Illinois federal judge said it was too early to say whether participation in the program was voluntary.
While U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Kendall dismissed the bulk of the 2-year lawsuit in her ruling — including the six other plaintiffs’ GINA claims, and all disability discrimination and constitutional claims — she left two genetic prejudices. .
The lawsuit relies on the Chicago Lives Healthy Wellness Program, which used biometric screenings to gather information about the health…
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