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Genetic Information Privacy—Know Your Rights

  The Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act, referred as GIPA, protects information about an individual’s genetic material. Recently, several lawsuits have been brought alleging that Illinois employers have violated GIPA by conducting pre-employment medical examinations of job applicants. GIPA (410 ILCS 513 et seq.) was enacted by the Illinois Legislature in 1998, and was intended […]