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The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of genetic information in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, fringe benefits, or any other term or condition of employment.
GINA also prohibits harassment on the basis of genetic information. Harassment can include, for example, making offensive or derogatory remarks about an applicant or employee's genetic information, or about the genetic information of a relative of the applicant or employee. Harassment on the basis of genetic information is prohibited when it creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment, or when it results in an adverse employment decision.