What is Genetic-based Discrimination?

Genetic-based discrimination, a recently emerged form of discrimination, is the unequal or biased treatment of employees by their employers due to a genetic mutation that may further cause genetic disorders in the rest of the employees. Genetic discrimination arises out of fear of spreading genetic illnesses from the genetically-mutated to the rest of the population, and genetic mutation is the root cause of the discrimination.

While some employers prescribe genetic testing on the pretext of detection of diseases in an affected employee, even some of the most advanced and prescribed methods of testing cannot predict the development cycle of symptoms and their timings. Moreover, genetic tests aren’t entirely safe and reliable, and cannot guarantee protection of genetically-mutated employees.

There are various employment laws that forbid genetic discrimination based on genetic characteristics for all types and aspects of employment which include hiring, pay, assignment of work, appraisal, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, etc.

document verification

Document Verification

Fully automated. No Human-in-the-loop.

Learn more
1 Platform 8 checks

1 Platform - 8 Checks

Innovative Platform For Employment Vetting

Learn More
Tier 2 Sponsor Mock Audit

Tier 2 Sponsor: Mock Audit

Immigration compliance and right to work checks

Learn More

Use Complygate to increase confidence in decision making.

Learn more

Blog

Check our blog for latest industry news and update about new releases.

Complygate is the best HR software for SMEs.

image
16 Apr 2021

21 Future HR Jobs

There has been a considerably great difference in the way we work, where we work, and most important the use of technologies to keep in touch with each other. This has had a prompt impact around the g

Read More
image
12 Apr 2021

Agile High Potential Employees (HIPO): The Future of Fashion

One trendy area for HR practitioners concerns the management of so-called ‘high potential employees’ or ‘HiPo’ or ‘HIPO’. Is this the future of fashion for Employee Resourcing?

Read More
image
08 Apr 2021

Are Employees Working Harder in Lockdown?

Work outside the normal working hours during the lockdown has contributed to serious health issues amongst the remotely-working workforce.

Read More