We have already discussed when and on whom polygraph tests may be administered, but there are also some restrictions in place regarding the format of the testing. Before a detector test is administered, you must read employees and ask them to sign a statement that includes the following: A list of topics that employers are
Yes, polygraph testing for employment is legal in Louisiana, so long as it adheres to the guidelines set by federal polygraph laws.
In most cases, yes—the Employee Polygraph Protection Act makes it illegal for employers to ask employees to take tests, and punishes them for asking them to do so or for retaliating against them if the employee refuses. Even in the exception scenarios, an employee can still refuse to take the polygraph test.
The accuracy of polygraph testing has been a controversial subject for many years, which is partially why polygraph evidence is no longer frequently admissible for use in a courtroom setting. While it is true that a person who provides deceptive answers to polygraph questions is more likely to exhibit physiological “tells” indicating a lie, there