Question: If you know from testing that you are at risk from a serious disease, do you have an equal right to life insurance as someone who does not carry this genetic condition?
In employment, some people might be denied a job because of their susceptibility to certain conditions that might necessitate absence. More worryingly, some people might be genetically more able to resist, for example, carcinogens in the workplace. It might be cheaper to employ these people, rather than install expensive health and safety measures designed to prevent them coming into contact with the substances.
Question: You run a small company that relies on all its staff working full time to survive. You have to make a key appointment to the managerial staff. The best candidate suffers from a genetic condition that will require her to have regular hospital treatment, needing time off. The second best candidate does not have this condition, and your colleagues think he would be a safe bet. Does this affect who you appoint?
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