Fish Potter Bolaños and AARP (an organization devoted to protecting the rights of older Americans) filed an EEOC complaint against Austin Industries relating to a wellness program. To read more, click here: AARP targets employee wellness programs in new bias complaint | Reuters
Wellness programs can include incentives for workers to quit smoking, lose weight or undergo preventive health screenings, among other things. Sometimes they require employees or their family members to disclose private or confidential medical information. We believe that sometimes wellness plans can violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), or the Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA).