you have the right genes for the job? Employers could use genetic
testing to find out. Currently more than 20 states ban the use of
genetic screening for making employment-related decisions, but there
are a small number of companies using genetic testing.
Northern Santa Fe Railway was forced to put the brakes on its policy
that put workers' genetic code to the test. A series of worker compensation
claims related to prompted the company to turn to genetic testing.
(Some research suggests certain people may be genetically inclined
to suffer from the syndrome.) The federal Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission filed suit against Burlington Northern, claiming the
testing violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The suit was
the first one ever filed by the EEOC over genetic testing in the