Employee Testing

Bringing justice to all

The Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) authorizes private employers to use polygraph examinations subject to restrictions. The Act permits polygraph (a type of lie detector) tests to be administered to certain job applicants of security service firms (armored car, alarm, and guard) and of pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and dispensers.

The Act also permits polygraph testing of certain employees of private firms who are reasonably suspected of involvement in a workplace incident (theft, embezzlement, etc.) that resulted in specific economic loss or injury to the employer.

Where polygraph examinations are allowed, they are subject to strict standards for the conduct of the test, including the pretest, testing, and post-testing phases. An examiner must be licensed and bonded or have professional liability coverage. All polygraph examiners employed by Ruiz Protective Service meet or exceed the requirements of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act.

You can find the entire law at the following government site: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/polygraph