Kenneth Terrell of the AARP reports:
As many as 5,400 workers at Yale University were forced to either share their private medical information with their employer or pay an expensive fine, according to a class action lawsuit AARP Foundation filed today on their behalf.
The lawsuit argues that by charging some employees $1,300 annually — $25 per week — if they do not to participate in the university’s workplace wellness program, Yale has violated both the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The two laws bar employers from getting medical or genetic information from their workers unless that information is provided voluntarily.
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