Lie Detector Tests in Vermont

Except as otherwise provided, 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:

  1. request or require that an employee or applicant for employment take a polygraph examination;
  2. administer, cause to be administered, threaten to administer, or attempt to administer a polygraph examination to an employee or applicant for employment; or
  3. 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.

For purposes of this law, employer means any individual, organization or governmental body, including any partnership, association, trustee, estate, corporation, joint stock company, insurance company, or legal representative, whether domestic or foreign, or the receiver, trustee in bankruptcy, trustee or successor, and any common carrier by mail, motor, water, air or express company doing business in or operating within this state, that has one or more individuals performing services for it within this state.