The Texas Polygraph Counselors staff is well-versed in how to properly administer employee theft polygraph examinations. It is important that a business client uses a professional firm that will take the time to guide you in this procedure. This is a low profile (friendly) process with the objective of verifying the truth and reporting accurate statements to the employer. Polygraph is often one of the only venues left to clear a loyal employee. Incidents to be examined includes monetary and inventory theft, industrial sabotage, selling sales leads or theft of intellectual property. Business owners usually have more than one employee with access and for which they may have reasonable suspicion and each one will be thoroughly examined before a comprehensive written report of findings is delivered to the designated executive.
NOTE: Employee theft cases and polygraph testing is common and usually all the targeted employees will cooperate. Employers must however follow the guidelines and provide employees with a written 48 hour notice of the examination. This cannot be waived and does not count weekends or holidays. Most examinations are administered in our professional facilities and we recommend that employees not travel together. To get started simply download the Texas Polygraph Counselors Employee Polygraph Information Packet with guidelines and example forms to use. Contact us at (903) 488-5111 to discuss the details of your inquiry and to arrange appointment times.
A copy of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 (EPPA) is available through the U.S. Department of Labor. This federal law dictates your use of the polygraph during an on-going investigation. A complete copy of the law is available at: http://www.dol.gov/dol/compliance/comp-eppa.htm. Texas Polygraph Counselors will not accept liability for providing example forms to you or for your misuse of them which might result in you violating EPPA. Violations of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) carry substantial fines from the Department of Labor.