Polygraph Tests

What other limitations exist on polygraph tests?


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

What other limitations exist on polygraph tests?2019-07-16T15:33:50-05:00

Can an employee refuse to take a polygraph test?


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.

Can an employee refuse to take a polygraph test?2019-07-16T15:32:42-05:00

How accurate are polygraph tests?


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

How accurate are polygraph tests?2019-07-16T15:21:35-05:00