Using Lie Detector Tests in Oregon
The use of lie detector tests by employers in Oregon is subject to these state rules.
An Oregon employer may not require, as a condition for employment or continuation of employment, that a person or employee take a polygraph test or any other form of a lie detector test.
It is an unlawful employment practice for an employer to subject, directly or indirectly, an employee or prospective employee to a polygraph examination or psychological stress test.
A polygraph examination may be administered to an individual:
- if the individual consents to the examination
- during the course of criminal or civil judicial proceedings in which the individual is a party or witness
- during the course of a criminal investigation conducted by a law enforcement agency, a district attorney or the Attorney General