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Act 44 of 1982
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POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT OF 1981

Act 44 of 1982

AN ACT to prohibit employers and employment agencies from requiring polygraph examinations of employees and applicants for employment; to prohibit employers and employment agencies from discriminating against employees and applicants for employment because they refuse or decline to take a polygraph examination; to provide that an employer or employment agency shall not take any action against an employee because of an alleged or actual opinion that an employee did not tell the truth during a polygraph examination; to regulate the use of polygraph examinations by employers and employment agencies; to regulate the administration of polygraph examinations to employees and applicants for employment; and to provide remedies and penalties for violations of this act.


History: 1982, Act 44, Eff. Mar. 30, 1983


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The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 37.201SectionShort title.
Section 37.202SectionDefinitions.
Section 37.203SectionEmployer or employment agency; prohibited conduct; voluntary request for examination by employee; requirements and prohibitions.
Section 37.204SectionEmployer or employment agency; prohibited action against employee or applicant.
Section 37.205SectionConfidentiality.
Section 37.206SectionInformation obtained from employee or applicant during examination; inadmissibility in criminal proceeding.
Section 37.207SectionAction for injunctive relief or damages; damages for injury or loss; attorney's fees; damages for discharge in violation of act.
Section 37.208SectionViolation; penalty.
Section 37.209SectionConditional effective date.
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