2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2C - THE NEW JERSEY CODE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Section 2C:40A-1 - Employer requiring lie detector test


NJ Rev Stat § 2C:40A-1 (2013) What's This?

2C:40A-1. Employer requiring lie detector test
Any person who as an employer shall influence, request or require an employee or prospective employee to take or submit to a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment, commits a disorderly persons offense. The provisions of this section shall not apply if: (1) the employer is authorized to manufacture, distribute or dispense controlled dangerous substances pursuant to the provisions of the "New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances Act," P.L.1970, c. 226 (C. 24:21-1 et seq.); (2) the employee or prospective employee is or will be directly involved in the manufacture, distribution, or dispensing of, or has or will have access to, legally distributed controlled dangerous substances; and (3) the test, which shall cover a period of time no greater than 5 years preceding the test, and except as provided in this section, shall be limited to the work of the employee or prospective employee and the individual's improper handling, use or illegal sale of legally distributed controlled dangerous substances. The test may include standard baseline questions necessary and for the sole purpose of establishing a normal test pattern. Any employee or prospective employee who is required to take a lie detector test as a precondition of employment or continued employment shall have the right to be represented by legal counsel. A copy of the report containing the results of a lie detector test shall be in writing and be provided, upon request, to the individual who has taken the test. Information obtained from the test shall not be released to any other employer or person. The employee or prospective employee shall be informed of his right to present to the employer the results of an independently administered second lie detector examination prior to any personnel decision being made in his behalf by the employer.

L.1981, c. 290, s. 36, eff. Sept. 24, 1981. Amended by L.1983, c. 463, s. 1, eff. Jan. 12, 1984.


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