Va. Corrections Dept. Can't Escape Body Scan Sex-Bias Suit

Law360 (February 22, 2021, 7:18 PM EST) -- A Virginia federal judge on Monday said the state's corrections department must face a sex discrimination suit from a dental hygienist fired for suspicion of carrying contraband after her menstrual products were flagged in prison body scans.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Cullen denied most of the Virginia Department of Corrections' dismissal bid, saying Joyce Flores had sufficient circumstantial evidence to pursue her Title VII discrimination claim. The dispute arose after authorities allegedly fired Flores based on varying scans at the Augusta Correctional Center despite finding no other evidence of prohibited items.

"This leads the court to conclude, under the facts as...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Attached Documents

Related Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only

Court

Subscribers Only

Nature of Suit

Subscribers Only

Judge

Subscribers Only

Date Filed

Subscribers Only

Law Firms

Government Agencies

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!