New York City Polygraph Testing Lawyers
Under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA), most private employers are not allowed to force employees to take polygraph tests. Wrongfully subjecting workers to polygraph tests is a violation of the United States labor laws. If you have been coerced to take a polygraph test or agreed to take one without knowing your rights, a lawyer can help you. Legal action can and should be taken against employers who infringe on the rights of their employees and break U.S. law. For most positions with private companies, if your employer or prospective employer required you to submit to a polygraph test, they have likely overstepped legal boundaries.
If you suspect that your rights as an employee have been violated, reach out to the New York City Polygraph Testing Lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP. Call our office today at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your situation with our team.
Do I Need a Polygraph Testing Lawyer
Since 1988, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) has protected employees from being required to undergo polygraph testing during the course of their application and employment. Some exemptions apply to the EPPA, which allow local, state, and federal businesses and agencies to polygraph employees. In addition to government positions, professional security services and armored car services allow for polygraph testing of applicants and employees.
Your employer is not all-powerful and they shouldn’t act as if they are. If you have been taken advantage of by your employer, an experienced and tenacious lawyer can help you reclaim your power and fight back. An unlawful polygraph test is an invasion of privacy. Your boss doesn’t need to know everything about you, and they don’t have a right to, either. When your boss oversteps their bounds, the law is on your side.
Why Hire Hach & Rose, LLP to Handle my Case?
At Hach & Rose, LLP we have a collective experience of over a hundred years practicing law. We put the knowledge we have amassed over the years to work on behalf of the people of New York City. Because we understand the grit and persistence it takes to make a living in this city, we work that much harder to make sure that your employer faces consequences when they abuse their power. The power dynamic is already skewed to favor employers.
Our lawyers believe that if an employer or a company is unable to use their power responsibly, then they don’t deserve to have power. At the very least, we believe that when an employer abuses their power, they should answer to a workers’ rights lawyer in court. If someone has asked you to take a polygraph test during the application process for a job in the private sector, you are protected and can lawfully refuse. You cannot be retaliated against for refusal to take a polygraph test and we are ready to stand with you.
Types of Cases We Handle
If a private employer asks an employee to do a polygraph test, the employee is well within their rights to refuse. In the event that someone agrees to take a polygraph test without knowing their rights, an employer can be barred from making decisions about that employee based on the test results. The EPPA protects private employees when employers:
- Require employee polygraph testing
- Make decisions about employees based on a polygraph test
- Take action against an employee based on test results
- Discriminate based on polygraph results
If you work for a private company that doesn’t fall within the exemptions of the EPPA, it is absolutely within your rights to refuse a polygraph test. However, if you have already agreed to participate, you are still protected under U.S. law, and a lawyer can help enforce those protections.
Speak with a New York Polygraph Lawyer Today
If you believe that your employer has abused their power in asking you to to take a polygraph test, you may be right. Learn about the rights that you have as an employee, and speak with an experienced workers’ rights lawyer today. Our seasoned workers’ rights lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP help New Yorkers fight back against companies that try to take advantage of them.
If your company has made you feel powerless and is coercing you to agree to something that feels wrong, we want to talk to you. When an employer steps on their worker’s rights, we fight back. To speak with a member of our experienced team today call our office at (212) 779-0057. You may also fill out a contact form, and we’ll get in touch as soon as we can.