Bill S-201 renews debate on genetic testing

Looks to protect workers around use of information by employers, insurance companies
By Liz Foster
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/04/2016

A recent revision of Bill S-201 is renewing debate about genetic testing and its role in the workplace.

The Genetic Non-Discrimination Bill — first introduced in 2013 as Bill S-218 before being tabled and subsequently reintroduced — would ensure the results of genetic testing cannot be collected or used without written consent. The bill would protect any information acquired through the testing of DNA, RNA or chromosomes.