Suspicious Tampons

A federal court in Virginia ruled a former dental hygienist at correctional facility who was fired for “suspicion of contraband” may pursue her sex discrimination claims against the Virginia Department of Corrections. The suspicion arose due to discrepancies in the body scans of the hygienist as she arrived and left work. In the morning, the scan revealed she was using a tampon; as she left work, it revealed her makeshift toilet paper tampon.

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Foster Care

A federal court in Arizona certified a “Medicaid subclass,” in a civil rights suit brought on behalf of children in the state’s foster care system, finding the class has sufficiently alleged that certain policies in the system put children at risk of not receiving necessary physical, dental and behavioral health services.

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