The Genetic Non-Discrimination Act

by | Jul 19, 2020

Ian Stedman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Canadian Public Law & Governance at York University discusses the recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act of 2017 is constitutional.

This means that employers cannot ask persons to disclose the results from any genetic testing. As Dr. Stedman explains in this video, that means that persons with genetic conditions cannot be asked by their employers, or any other agency, to disclose that information.

One of the driving forces behind this law was to encourage persons to seek genetic testing without fear that the results will impede their future employment opportunities.

To read the Supreme Court’s decision, go to

Dr. Teresa Scassa has written an interesting discussion on her blog,

Tagged: law, privacy