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Name: Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988. Public Law 100-347 (H.R. 1212) (29 U.S.C., Chapter 22).
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1988-06-27
Entry into force:
Published on: U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1988-08, p. 102 STAT. 646
ISN: USA-1988-L-6478
Bibliography: U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1988-08, p. 102 STAT. 646
U. S. Labor and Employment Laws, 1991-03, West, R., BNA Book, Washington, D.C., United States of America, pp. 3-114-3-121
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line US Department of Labor, United States (consulted on 2018-02-14)
United States Code United States Code Office of the Law Revision Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S.A. (consulted on 2018-02-14)
Abstract/Citation: Prevents most private employers from using lie-dectector tests to screen prospective employees, to test current employees or to subject them to discharge, discipline or discrimination for refusing to take such a test or filing a complaint about the use of lie-detector tests. Job applicants, employees and the Secretary of Labor may file civil suits in federal court asking for legal and equitable relief; the Department of Labor may also seek fines for violators. Under certain conditions, exceptions are provided in cases involving national defence or security and ongoing investigations of economic loss or injury to the employer's business such as theft, embezzlement or sabotage. The Act prescribes procedures to follow in cases in which lie-detector tests are permitted.
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