2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 942. Crimes against reputation, privacy and civil liberties.
942.07 Use of genetic tests.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 942.07 (2017)

942.07 Use of genetic tests.

(1) In this section:

(a) “Employer" has the meaning given in s. 111.32 (6).

(b) “Employment agency" has the meaning given in s. 111.32 (7).

(c) “Genetic test" means a test of a person's genes, gene products or chromosomes for abnormalities or deficiencies, including carrier status, that are linked to physical or mental disorders or impairments, or that indicate a susceptibility to illness, disease, impairment or other disorders, whether physical or mental, or that demonstrate genetic or chromosomal damage due to environmental factors.

(d) “Labor organization" has the meaning given in s. 111.32 (9).

(e) “Licensing agency" has the meaning given in s. 111.32 (11).

(2) No employer, labor organization, employment agency or licensing agency may require or administer a genetic test without the prior written and informed consent of the employee, labor organization member or licensee, or of the prospective employee, labor organization member or licensee, who is the subject of the test.

(3) No person may disclose to an employer, labor organization, employment agency or licensing agency that an employee, labor organization member or licensee, or a prospective employee, labor organization member or licensee, has taken a genetic test, and no person may disclose the results of such a test to an employer, labor organization, employment agency or licensing agency without the prior written and informed consent of the subject of the test.

(4) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.

History: 1991 a. 117.

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