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Do You Know? The Use of Polygraphs for Employees

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Employers are often tempted to ask an employee to take a lie detector test if the employer believes that an employee has stolen the employer’s property. However, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, a federal law found at 29 U.S.C. § 2001-2009, restricts an employer’s use of polygraphs, and provides remedies for a violation of the restrictions regarding the use of lie detector tests.