Know your rights Employers may conduct pat-down searches of employees suspected of theft in the workplace, as long as they are not done in an offensive way, employment lawyers say. But he and James U. Smith III, who represents employers, said they've never heard of an employer strip-searching a worker and that it would be permissible only in the most limited settings, such as a defense plant entrusted with protecting military secrets. Experts on employment law say companies should train every new employee that they don't have to submit to a strip-search under any circumstance, regardless of who orders it.
Strip-Search Case Victim Awarded $6.1 Million
Jury awards Kentucky woman $ million for strip-search hoax at McDonalds - Statesboro Herald
The strip search phone call scam was a series of incidents, mostly occurring in rural areas of the United States, that extended over a period of about twelve years, starting in The incidents involved a man calling a restaurant or grocery store, claiming to be a police officer and then convincing managers to conduct strip searches of female employees or in one case a customer , and to perform other bizarre acts on behalf of "the police". The calls were most often placed to fast-food restaurants in small towns. Over 70 such occurrences were reported in 30 U.
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An year-old high school senior with less than a month of classes before graduation, she was a regular churchgoer and a former Girl Scout. She was completely naked. She said she once stole a pencil from a teacher and then gave it back. He told the year-old assistant manager she had the choice of strip-searching the employee then and there at the restaurant, or calling police to arrest her and take her to jail where she would then be strip-searched. Believing him, Summers opted for the first option, which, at the time, was seemingly the easiest.
Her managers ordered the search, at the request of a prank caller posing as a police officer. During her testimony Thursday morning, Ogborn remained composed for the most part, but sobbed softly from time to time as she answered questions. Ogborn said when she watched herself being searched on the store's surveillance video, she had a hard time believing she was subjected to such humiliation. She doesn't recall details now, but says it was horrible beyond belief. When asked what she meant by that, Ogborn replied: "I didn't know if it was my last day on earth.