In a decision that’s being hailed as a victory for employer-sponsored wellness programs, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota yesterday denied the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Honeywell International Inc.

The EEOC claims the company’s wellness program violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act by imposing penalties on employees who decline to participate in the company’s biometric screening program.

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