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New York State Statute:
opens new window New York: NYCL (EXC) law §§292 and 296
Employment Nondiscrimination An employer or labor organization may not discriminate against employees, applicants or members based on a predisposing genetic characteristic. An employer or employment agency may not print or circulate materials or use a form of application that discriminate based on a predisposing genetic characteristic. Additional provisions apply to employers, labor organizations, employment agencies, and licensing agencies. A genetic test may be required as a condition of employment if directly related to possible increased risk of disease in the work environment or, with informed consent, for workers compensation and to determine susceptibility to toxins found in the workplace environment.

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