Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)

Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)

Definition

A federal statute prohibiting private employers from (1) directly or indirectly asking an employee to take a polygraph test, (2) accepting or using an employee’s polygraph-test results, or (3) taking action against an employee based on either the employee’s polygraph-test results or the employee’s refusal to take a polygraph test. These prohibitions also apply to a private employer’s interactions with prospective employees. However, the statute does not apply to public employers.

Get full access FREE

With a 7-Day free trial membership
Here's why 743,000 law students have relied on our key terms:
  • A complete online legal dictionary of law terms and legal definitions
  • Over 7,900 key terms written in plain English to help you not only understand the law but master it
  • The premier online law dictionary built specifically for law students
  • Easy access in class or on the go, accessible both online and through the Quimbee mobile app
  • Reliable - written by legal professors and practitioners
  • Get instant access to all related rules of law to any specific key term with a Quimbee Study Aid plan

Get full access FREE

With a 7-Day free trial membership