Louisiana Genetic Information and Privacy Poster Required
The Genetic Information and Privacy is a labor law posters poster by the Louisiana Office Of Human Resources. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Louisiana, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it. This poster discusses the rights of employees with regard to being discriminated against due to their genetics. Additional information includes exceptions to this policy.
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An Equal Opportunity Employer Program. Auxiliary aids and services are a\ vailable upon request to individuals with disabilities. 1-800-259-5154 (TDD) www.laworks .net Genetic Discrimination Genetics in the Workplace Louisiana law forbids genetic disc rimination and limits genetic testing in the workforce. De ﬁ nitions Key terms are used to establish speci ﬁ c genetic discrimination and privacy protections. They are as follows: 1. “ Genetic monitoring” is the periodic examination of employees to evaluate change s to their genetic material that may have developed in the course of employment due to exposure to toxic substances in the workplace. 2. “ Genetic services” are de ﬁ ned as the health services provided to obtain, assess, or interpret genetic information for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, or for genetic education or counseling. 3. “ Genetic test” means the analysis of human DNA, RNA, chromosomes, and those proteins and metabolites used to detect heritable or some somatic disease- related genotypes or karyotypes for clinical purposes. It must be generally accepted in the scienti ﬁ c and medical communities to qualify under this de ﬁ nition. 4. “Protected genetic information” is information about the genetic tests of an individual or that of an individual’s family members, or the occurrence of a disease, or medical condition or disorder in fami ly members of the individual. Nondiscrimination Louisiana law also provides that an employer, labor organization or employment ag ency shall not discriminate on the basis of protected genetic information, and an employer, labor organization or joint labor management committee controlling apprenticeship, on-the-job training or other training pr ogram shall not discriminate on the basis of protected genetic information. E xceptions An employer, labor organization or employment agency may request protected genetic information with an offer of employment. They may request, collect or purchase protected genetic information if there is a request for, or receipt of, genetic services and the effect of genetic monitoring of toxic substance shall be permitted in the workplace. If you believe you have been discriminated against, please contact the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights at 1-888-248-0859 or visit us at www.gov.state.la.us/ HumanRights/humanrights home.htm. LSA-R.S. 51:2231(c) This notice must be posted in a conspicuous place, setting forth information to effectuate this purpose. R.S. 23:302; R.S. 23:368 and 369 Revised April 2010
Other Louisiana Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional eighteen optional and mandatory Louisiana labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/Posters/PRPosters/Genetic_Discrimination_ltr_color.pdf , updated December 2019
- Louisiana Labor Law Posters at http://www.laworks.net/downloads/downloads_posters.asp
- Louisiana Office Of Human Resources
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