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Title 21 : Labor



(Cite as: 21 V.S.A. § 494b)
  • § 494b. Employers permitted to require polygraph examinations

    The following employers may require that an applicant for employment take or submit to a polygraph examination, or administer or cause to be administered a polygraph examination to an applicant for employment:

    (1) the Department of Public Safety; the Department of Motor Vehicles, for applicants for law enforcement positions; the Department of Fish and Wildlife, for applicants for law enforcement positions; the Department of Liquor and Lottery and the Board of Liquor and Lottery, for applicants for investigator positions; municipal police departments and county sheriffs, as to sworn police officers and deputy sheriffs;

    (2) any employer whose primary business is the wholesale or retail sale of precious metals or gems and jewelry or items made from precious metals or gems;

    (3) any employer whose business includes the manufacture or the wholesale or retail sale of regulated drugs as defined in 18 V.S.A. § 4201; provided, however, that only employees who come in contact with such regulated drugs may be required to take a polygraph examination;

    (4) any employer authorized or required under federal law or regulations to administer polygraph examinations. (Added 1985, No. 89; amended 2001, No. 38, § 1; 2009, No. 5, § 1; 2019, No. 73, § 35.)