Polygraph testing-Houston Fire Department

A friend of mine is going through the Houston Fire Departments hiring process. He is a certified firefighter that has passed all phases of the process and has met all of the requirements except passing the polygraph.
He was honest on his application and honest with the examiner in all areas of the test and he was told he failed.
Can the results of the polygraph alone keep him from being hired?
AND Does he have any legal grounds to stand on to fight it?

1 answer  |  asked Nov 27, 2001 11:08 AM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (1)

Andrew Golub
please have your friend call me

I represent the plaintiffs in a class action case regarding entry level hiring for Houston fire and police positions. The case is in the final stages of settling. As a result, I know a great deal about the hiring process and there may be some non-monetary relief available to him under the class action settlement, depending on the circumstances.

Andrew S. Golub
Dow, Golub, Berg & Beverly, LLP
808 Winbern
Houston, TX 77002
713-526-3700

posted by Andrew Golub  |  Nov 27, 2001 12:14 PM [EST]

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