Feb 102018
 
 February 10, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Healthcare, Surveillance, U.S., Workplace

Colby Hamilton reports:

In-house medical personnel at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are secretly video recording interactions between its employees and doctors, a new class action complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleges.

Charlene Talarico, a senior administrative secretary, stated that, after a physical “altercation” with a senior employee in August 2016, she visited the Port Authority’s Office of Medical Services in Manhattan to have an injured hand examined.

According to the complaint, Talarico was seen by Dr. Pascale Kerlegrand, a Port Authority physician who diagnosed her with a sprain.

Talarico went on to file a complaint against the employee in New Jersey municipal court. As part of the discovery in that case, Talarico said she obtained video security footage connected to the fight. One of those videos, she said, “reflected her entire medical exam by Dr. Kerlegrand.”

Read more on New York Law Journal.  When asked for a response to the suit, Port Authority reportedly replied to the journal, “We do not comment on pending litigation. But the Port Authority’s employees should be reassured that the Port Authority emphatically does not, and did not, have video cameras in private medical examination rooms.”

So…. isn’t that commenting on the pending litigation?

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