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Canadian HR Reporter quotes Christina Hall in an article about the use of lie detectors during hiring interviews

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‘‘Study shows computer program can be a better gauge of real emotion’’, Canadian HR Reporter

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"But jurisdictions such as Ontario prohibit the use of something that’s equivalent to a lie detector in employment, according to Christina Hall, a partner in the Labour, Employment & Human Rights group at Fasken Martineau in Toronto. ‘Most would see that as an invasion of personal privacy,’ she says ‘Ontario employers are prohibited from asking for it and employees are granted the right to refuse to engage in that. And, of course, there’s remedies under the act if an employer violates, which could be compensation. It could also be an order to actually hire or reinstate someone.’"