S 48. Definitions. As used in this article, the term "unique genetic disorder" shall mean and be limited to sickle cell trait, carriers of Tay-sachs disease or carriers of Cooley's anemia. S 48-a. Employment of persons with certain genetic disorders. Unless it can be clearly shown that a person's unique genetic disorder would prevent such person from performing the particular job, no person who is otherwise qualified shall be denied equal opportunities to obtain and/or maintain employment and/or to advance in position in his job solely because said person has a unique genetic disorder regardless of whether the employer or prospective employer is the state or any political subdivision thereof or any other category of employer. S 48-b. Penalties. Any person or legal entity, public or private, who or which violates any provision of section forty-eight-a of this article shall be guilty of a violation. Top of Page
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