wooden gavel resting on rows of US currency By charging some employees $1,300 annually if they did not participate, the suit alleged that Yale violated both the ADA and the GINA. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Yale University and some of its employees have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over its employee wellness program for $1.29 million, subject to court approval. Kwesell v. Yale University alleged that Yale's Health Expectations Program violated federal statutes because it required employees and their spouses to either participate in its wellness program or pay a weekly opt-out fee.

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