Do I have to reveal genetic information for my employer's wellness program?
Employers may not require employees to provide genetic information.
My company just started a wellness program that includes genetic screening. There are financial incentives for employees to participate, so I'd like to join up. However, heart disease and high cholesterol run in my family; I take medication to control my cholesterol, and my doctor monitors my heart health fairly closely. I'm worried that my employer might use this information against me when making decisions about promotions or layoffs. Is there anything I can do to avoid this?