Integrity Tests

Has an employer ever asked you to take a test as part of applying for a job? Has that test included questions on theft? Then you may have been exposed to an honesty/integrity test.

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These may include written psychological tests designed to predict employees who are more likely to do things the employer doesn’t want to deal with, like request an accommodation for a disability. Such employers may be trying to determine whether a potential employee will steal or embezzle money, and/or tolerate such behavior from others, or even file a workers compensation claim. In some situations, such tests are allowed. However, in many cases, employers are prohibited from generally testing employees to determine honesty.

An integrity test is a type of personality test designed to determine a job applicant’s tendency to be reliable. A lack of integrity is believed to be associated with such behaviors as fraud, theft, violence, sabotage, drug use, disciplinary problems, absenteeism and other negative activity. Integrity tests can function as a risk management tool, as they may help the employer determine whether certain applicants create a higher risk of engaging in these adverse behaviors based on their responses to the integrity test.

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Many employers are now using honesty or integrity testing to determine an employee’s suitability for particular jobs. These may include written psychological tests designed to predict employees who are more likely to engage in conduct against the employer’s interest. Such employers may want to predict if an employee may steal or embezzle, or even their likelihood of filing a worker’s compensation claim. In some situations, such tests are allowed. However, in many cases, employers are prohibited from generally testing employees to determine honesty.

Employers are generally not prohibited from giving psychological tests, provided the psychological tests are not used to violate the Americans with Disabilities Act or the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. If such a test is used to determine whether or not a person has a physical or mental disability, then such a test would generally not be allowed. An employer cannot ask an applicant if they have a medical or psychological condition.

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Any inquiry in to a potential employee’s general health, medical conditions or mental disability must be related to a business necessity – employers are not free to discriminate against someone they think might be bi-polar, but they can try to determine if that person is a good fit for the job and able to fulfill all its requirements.

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