Privacy Protection

Privacy Protection

Legislation Summary Consequences
Employee Polygraph Protection Act

Prohibits:

  • Use of polygraphs in employment decisions except for a few narrowly defined exceptions for "security-sensitive" positions and during investigations of workplace incidents
Litigation
Consumer Credit Protection Act

Prohibits:

  • Employers from terminating an employee for one single indebtedness

Limits:

  • Amount of wages that can be garnished or withheld in any one week by an employer to satisfy creditors
Litigation
Fair Credit Reporting Act/Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act

Protects

  • Privacy of background information and ensures that the information supplied is accurate
Litigation