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Using Lie Detector Tests in Maryland

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The use of lie detector tests by employers in Maryland is subject to these state rules.

An employer in Maryland may not require or demand, as a condition of employment, prospective employment, or continued employment, that an individual submit to or take a lie detector or similar test.

For purposes of this law, an employer is:

  • a person engaged in a business, industry, profession, trade or other enterprise in the state
  • the state
  • a county
  • a municipal corporation in the state, but not the federal government or any of its units

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