Housing Discrimination based on Genetic Information

Freiman Legal can help California residents fight their Housing Discrimination based on Genetic Information

According to Sage Journal (Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics), "New developments in genetics could affect a variety of real property rights. Mortgage lenders, mortgage insurers, real estate sellers, senior living centers, retirement communities, or other parties in residential real estate transactions begin requiring predictive genetic information as part of the application process.

One likely use would be by retirement communities to learn an individual's genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease. The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on disability, but it is not clear that it would apply to genetic risk assessments. Only California law explicitly applies to this situation and there have been no reported cases."

An example of this would be denial of rental agreement due to a request for genetic information pertaining to risk for Alzheimer's disease.

If you are a California resident living in Newhall, Camarillo, Ventura County, Baker, San Diego or Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, Freiman Legal can help with your Housing Discrimination based on Genetic Information.