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Polygraph retribution
Mar 14th, 2001 at 3:47am
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I have recently been denied sworn employment with a large California county Sheriffs dept. because of a polygraph "deception". Herein lies the problem, I already work for the dept. in a non-sworn capacity. I was called up to Captain who runs my section and questioned about this "deception". The Captain first commented that the "conversation" was "off the record" and this was simply his way of letting me know that if anything was to happen (eg. theft) in my section, that the first finger would be pointed at me. My question is first, Can the dept. pass on "confidential information" from my background to other sections of the dept. legally? How can I determine if this is a legal practice? secondly, can they use this information to terminate my employment?
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Re: Polygraph retribution
Reply #1 - Mar 14th, 2001 at 6:04pm
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Fred,

The best thing for you to do is find yourself a good employment/labor law attorney.  Even though the Captain said the conversation was off the record.  I can assure you it wasn't.  You need to document the conversation the two of you had.  I don't thing that a department should or can release the results like they did.  At least in Texas they can't.  It probably wouldn't hurt to carry a small tape recorder either.
  
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