Illinois GIPA Lawsuits: Did an Employer Illegally Ask for Your Genetic Information?

Last Updated on December 13, 2023

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Illinois residents who applied for a job within the past three years and were asked to provide certain health information as part of the application process.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with believe some employers in Illinois may have violated the state’s genetic privacy law by asking job applicants about their or their family’s medical histories or by having them take a physical exam. They’re now investigating whether class action lawsuits can be filed against these companies.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could help compensate consumers for any violations of their genetic privacy—and potentially force the companies at issue to change their hiring practices.
What You Can Do
If you were asked about your personal health history, your family’s health history or to take a physical as part of the application process for a job, fill out the form on this page to help the investigation.

The information submitted on this page will be forwarded to Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC who has sponsored this investigation.

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