A Port Authority secretary was secretly videotaped throughout an company medical examination – and different staff might need skilled surreptitious surveillance, a brand new lawsuit alleges.
Charlene Talarico went to the Port Authority’s Workplace of Medical Providers on Aug. four, 2016, after a colleague allegedly grabbed her left hand, in line with her Manhattan Federal Court docket lawsuit.
The attending physician checked Talarico in a non-public examination room, in the end diagnosing her with a sprain.
Talarico, 58, filed a criticism in opposition to her co-worker in Weekhawken, New Jersey Municipal Court docket, the swimsuit claims. Further details about the criticism was not instantly accessible.
After the prosecutor requested surveillance video from the Port Authority in early 2017, Talarico “considered one of many movies, which mirrored her complete medical examination…”
“The examination was videotaped by what seems to be a stationary safety digicam mounted to the ceiling and/or wall within the closed examination room,” her Feb. 1 swimsuit prices. “On info and perception, this digicam was a fixture on this examination room, the place Ms. Talarico and different Port Authority staff acquired confidential medical care.”
The Paramus, N.J., resident was absolutely dressed throughout her examination, however the room featured a privateness curtain “and was typical of a doctor’s examination room the place sufferers undress to be able to obtain medical care.”
Talarico didn’t comply with being filmed, she says.
“On info and perception, the Port Authority filmed – and should still be filming – different worker’s medical exams with out their data or consent.”
Talarico’s lawsuit seeks class motion standing.
The Port Authority declined to remark.