A person’s medical history can be a very important part of a job applicant’s personal history. A number of job applicants at Amazon are claiming that the company has improperly required job applicants at the company to divulge their medical history before deciding on whether to offer them a job.
The background of the claim
A number of job applicants at an Amazon facility in Illinois have claimed that the tech giant has illegally required them to provide their family medical histories. The lawsuit alleges that in making such a request, Amazon has violated the Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA). The law is intended to prevent employers from making employment decisions based on an applicant’s genetic information. According to the allegations of the complaint, plaintiffs who applied for jobs at Amazon were required to take a pre-employment physical examination, during which Amazon “indirectly or directly solicited, requested or required” them to disclose all or a portion of their family medical history.
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