1.  Discrimination prohibited.  An employer may not fail or refuse to hire, discharge or otherwise discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment with respect to the compensation, terms or conditions of employment on the basis of genetic information concerning that individual or because of the individual’s refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test or on the basis that the individual received a genetic test or genetic counseling, except when based on a bona fide occupational qualification.  

[PL 1997, c. 677, §1 (NEW).]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19302

  • Genetic information: means the information concerning genes, gene products or inherited characteristics that may be obtained from an individual or family member. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19301
  • Genetic test: means a test for determining the presence or absence of an inherited genetic characteristic in an individual, including tests of nucleic acids such as deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, ribonucleic acid, or RNA, or mitochondrial DNA, and tests of chromosomes or proteins in order to identify a predisposing genetic characteristic. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 5 Sec. 19301
2.  Enforcement; remedies.  The Maine Human Rights Commission shall enforce this section. Violations of this section are subject to the remedies available under chapter 337, subchapters VI and VII.  

[PL 1997, c. 677, §1 (NEW).]


PL 1997, c. 677, §1 (NEW).