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Issue: Polygraph Testing in the Workplace - Vermont Polygraph Protection Act
Vermont law prohibits employers from requesting or requiring as a condition of employment, promotion or change in status of employment, or as a privilege or benefit of employment, that an employee or applicant to submit to a polygraph examination.
There are some limited exceptions contained in the law. They are:
- law enforcement officers;
- employers whose primary business is wholesale or retail precious metals of gems;
- employers whose business includes the manufacture or retail of regulated drugs applying only to those employees who come into contact with the regulated drugs;
- employer authorized or required under federal law or regulation.
How do I:
- File a polygraph testing complaint against a private employer?
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- Learn more about the Attorney General's Civil Rights Unit Investigative Process?
Polygraph Protection Act, 21 V.S.A. §494.
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