Patterson et al v. Virginia Department Of Corrections et al

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Case overview

Case Number:



Virginia Eastern

Nature of Suit:

Civil Rights: Jobs

Multi Party Litigation:

Class Action


David J. Novak


  1. April 19, 2024

    Corrections Dept. Can't End Sex Bias Suit Over Strip Searches

    The Virginia Department of Corrections must face a gender bias suit alleging it made workers strip naked after body scans flagged their contraceptive devices or menstruation products, a federal judge found Friday, saying the agency's actions appeared to target women.

  2. November 09, 2023

    Va. Corrections Workers Say They Faced Illegal Strip Searches

    The Virginia Department of Corrections illegally threatened to fire female employees if they refused to strip naked when body scanning systems flagged contraceptive or feminine hygiene products, according to a proposed class action filed in Virginia federal court Thursday.