Using Lie Detector Tests in Vermont
The use of lie detector tests by employers in Vermont is subject to these state rules.
An employer in Vermont may not as a condition of employment, promotion, or change in status of employment, or as an express or implied condition of a benefit or privilege of employment, do any of the following:
- request or require that an employee or applicant for employment take a polygraph examination
- administer, cause to be administered, threaten to administer, or attempt to administer a polygraph examination to an employee or applicant for employment
- request or require that an employee or applicant for employment give an express or implied waiver of a practice prohibited under this law
Also, employers may not promote, refuse to hire, or change the status of employment of an applicant for employment because the applicant refuses or declines a polygraph examination.