Nondiscrimination- Genetic Information GINA

Human Resources
Policy Number: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Last Revised: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020

South Puget Sound Community College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity; creed; color, national origin; sex; marital status; sexual identity; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or whether a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008, states it is illegal to discriminate against employees or applicants because of genetic information and limits disclosure of genetic information.

Genetic information includes information about an individual’s genetic tests and the genetic tests of an individual’s family members, as well as information about any disease, disorder, or condition of an individual’s family members


Under GINA, it is illegal to fire, demote, harass or otherwise” retaliate” against an applicant or employee for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in a discrimination investigation or lawsuit, or otherwise opposing discrimination.

To Whom Does This Policy Apply: 

This policy applies to all employees, students and applicants for employment.