Employers are prohibited from requesting or requiring genetic information from an applicant or employee as a condition of employment. Employers are also prohibited from discriminating against any person on the basis of genetic information about the person. The prohibition includes requesting or requiring genetic information about a member of an applicant's or employee's family (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 46a-60(11)).
Federal law compared. The federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants on the basis of genetic information about employees, applicants, or their family members. GINA applies to all public employers, private employers with 15 or more employees, employment agencies, and labor organizations. Detailed information is available.