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Exclusive Remedy No Bar to Civil Rights Claim for Forced Strip Search

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 | 0

A federal appellate court ruled that neither qualified immunity nor the exclusive remedy provision of Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation Law barred a nurse’s civil rights claims of being strip-searched as she reported for a job assignment at a jail. Bikachi Amisi came to the Riverside Regional Jail to work as a contract nurse. When she arrived, she didn't know where to go for her orientation, so she asked Sgt. Bryan Brown for help. Brown directed Amisi to enter the back door of the jail's pre-release center, which houses "weekender" inmates serving...

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