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Posted By Chris Fitzsimon On October 29, 2009 @ 8:13 am In Top of the Morning | Comments Disabled

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Swab mania in the workplace continues. North Carolina state employees will be subjected to random mouth swabs at their jobs by the State Health Plan to check on their smoking status.

North Carolina is the only state in the country [1] to use the invasive procedure as an insurance policy enforcement measure.

And now the University of Akron is requiring a DNA swab [2] for all new employees in addition to the usual criminal background check.

Wonder what is next, maybe a sample of brain tissue so insurance companies and employers can try to predict behavior in the workplace?


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[1] state in the country: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2009/10/06/north-carolinas-state-health-plan-stands-alone/

[2] University of Akron is requiring a DNA swab: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/10/29/akron

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