Although polygraph testing for pre-employment purposes has been outlawed, the use of polygraph testing for solving “specific” incidents of theft or drug
utilization is not only legal, it is often the only way to solve internal corporate problems.
Specific Test Polygraphs determine the truthfulness of an individual. Tests may be conducted on or off site. Written statements and confessions are documented
Data Quest’s court-qualified and certified polygraph expert is experienced and competent in client/attorney matters. Clients include companies nationwide, as well
as criminal defense and civil attorneys, law enforcement agencies and the court.
If your company is having internal problems, Data Quest can solve them through undercover or polygraph services, or a combination of both.
The government has established the EPPA, which governs the rights of the person being tested as well as the employer who has the right to establish an on going
investigation. The guidelines for Specific Testing are as follows:
- Is the person to be given the polygraph an employee of the company? The law only applies to employees of any company in connection with an on-going
- Is the polygraph test to be administered in connection with an on-going investigation?
- The on-going investigation must be of a specific incident or activity.
- Random testing to determine whether a theft has occurred is not allowed.
- The employer must be able to identify the specific incident or activity.
- Is the investigation in connection with an incident involving economic loss or injury to the employer’s business?
Examples of EPPA are as follows:
- Theft, embezzlement, misappropriation of funds or company trade secrets, or an act of industrial espionage or sabotage. Instances such as theft from property
managed by an employer, or property held by an employer, or property held by an employer as a fiduciary or custodian, meet this required injury standard.
- Check writing, money laundering, and misappropriation of funds or cash losses. Theft of property, or property held by an employee meet EPPA standards.
- It is the business of the employer, which suffers the economic loss or injury referring to all identifiable property, which also includes values such as security
codes and computer data, and proprietary financial or technical information, which by its availability to competitors or others would cause economic loss or injury.
- For further information relating to the use of polygraph examination in the workplace, please refer to the United States Code, Title 29-Labor, Chapter 22-Employee
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