Do lie detector tests administered by employers violate state or federal law?

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Do lie detector tests administered by employers violate state or federal law?

I am an employee with an online jewelry distributor. Though I did not steal anything, our employer submitted me and my colleagues to a lie detector test after alleging theft in our department. Prior to the test we were told to sign a form saying that we agreed to the test. We did so under duress, however: we were told that if we did not sign the form it would mean that we were hiding something–implying obvious job consequences). Under stress I was administered the test first, in part as a means to demonstrate to the other employees how the test worked.

Asked on February 17, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California

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