Employers can reduce discrimination risk in wellness programs

05/23/2013 | Human Resource Executive

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has not yet decided what the term "voluntary" means for employee wellness programs but companies should still implement plans and reduce their risk of violating discrimination laws, experts said. They suggested including wellness as part of a company benefits program, making sure employees know programs are voluntary, taking steps to avoid discrimination against employees with disabilities or based on age, and ensuring goals can be achieved in a fair way.

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