ORLANDO, Fla., March 3 (UPI) -- A worker who was given a polygraph test after $6,000 in lingerie went missing from the Premier Couples Superstore has filed a lawsuit following the termination of her employment.
Shop owner Tony Panzino hired a polygrapher to administer the lie detector test to 10 of his employees and he claims that Amitra Alexander’s results were a "99 percent fail."
Alexander, who was the only worker to fail the test, has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that Panzino violated a law that prevents private employers from using lie detector tests.
After the test, Alexander alleges that Panzino fired her because she had failed.
He claims that she was let go because of the way she handled herself after being notified of the results. "I did not fire her for failing the test,” Panzino told Orlando Local 6.
The Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 does allow polygraph testing "of certain employees of private firms who are reasonably suspected of involvement in a workplace incident that resulted in specific economic loss or injury to the employer."
[Orlando Local 6]