The defense began its case shortly after 1 p. Their first witness was Jason Bradley, a cook who was called in to watch over Ogborn at one point during the three-and-a-half hours she was detained. He told jurors he refused to play along with the hoax caller. On April 9, , a man posing as a police officer called the Mount Washington McDonald's and told assistant manager Donna Summers that Ogborn was suspected of stealing a purse from someone in the store. He said someone from McDonald's corporate was also on the line.
McDonalds staffer forced to perform sex act after hoax call
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. Companies also should periodically inform operators and franchisees about strip-search hoaxes and other current scams, said Atlanta lawyer Mary Ann B.
McDonald's Strip Search Victim Gets $6.1M
The strip search phone call scam was a series of incidents, mostly occurring in rural areas of the United States, that extended over a period of about twelve years, starting in The incidents involved a man calling a restaurant or grocery store, claiming to be a police officer and then convincing managers to conduct strip searches of female employees or in one case a customer , and to perform other bizarre acts on behalf of "the police". The calls were most often placed to fast-food restaurants in small towns. Over 70 such occurrences were reported in 30 U.
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.