Her managers ordered the search, at the request of a prank caller posing as a police officer. During her testimony Thursday morning, Ogborn remained composed for the most part, but sobbed softly from time to time as she answered questions. Ogborn said when she watched herself being searched on the store's surveillance video, she had a hard time believing she was subjected to such humiliation. She doesn't recall details now, but says it was horrible beyond belief. When asked what she meant by that, Ogborn replied: "I didn't know if it was my last day on earth.
Know your rights Employers may conduct pat-down searches of employees suspected of theft in the workplace, as long as they are not done in an offensive way, employment lawyers say. But he and James U. Smith III, who represents employers, said they've never heard of an employer strip-searching a worker and that it would be permissible only in the most limited settings, such as a defense plant entrusted with protecting military secrets. Experts on employment law say companies should train every new employee that they don't have to submit to a strip-search under any circumstance, regardless of who orders it.
Today a jury in Bullitt County, Ky. In , Ogborn, then an year-old McDonald's employee, was humiliated and forced to strip and then perform a sexual act in the back office during her workday. This horrifying ordeal changed Ogborn's life forever and put McDonald's on trial for its alleged failure to warn employees that a hoax caller was on the loose.
An year-old high school senior with less than a month of classes before graduation, she was a regular churchgoer and a former Girl Scout. She was completely naked. She said she once stole a pencil from a teacher and then gave it back.