§ 9-1-702. Lie detector tests.
   (a)   Definition. In this section, "employer" means any employer engaged in any business or enterprise in the County except the State or federal government.
   (b)   Scope. This section does not apply to an applicant for employment in any position as a law enforcement officer with the County Police Department; the Office of the Sheriff; a police department or police force in any incorporated municipality in the County; or a special police force serving a special taxing district in the County.
   (c)   Prohibition. An employer may not suggest, request, demand, or require an employee or applicant for employment to submit to or take a polygraph, lie detector, or similar test or examination as a condition of employment or continued employment. An offer to allow an employee to voluntarily take such a test instead of being subjected to any other form of personal investigation is a violation of this section.
   (d)   Sanctions for violation. An employer who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $500.
(1985 Code, Art. 11, § 5-102) (Bill No. 11-88; Bill No. 77-97)