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Whistleblower News Network: Whistleblowers in 2020

Whistleblowers in 2020 This article features our client Dawn Wooten and Jay Brainard and was originally published here. In 2020, it seemed as though whistleblowers were in the news more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic was, of course, the year’s biggest news story, and whistleblowers played an important role throughout its development. Early on, whistleblowers [...]

Democracy Now!: “I Just Felt Like I Had No Control Over My Body”: Survivors of Alleged ICE Medical Abuse Speak Out

“I Just Felt Like I Had No Control Over My Body”: Survivors of Alleged ICE Medical Abuse Speak Out This video features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Dozens of immigrant women detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia have joined a class-action lawsuit against ICE over [...]

2020-12-30T09:17:36-05:00December 30th, 2020|COVID19, ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

The Guardian: More immigrant women say they were abused by Ice gynecologist

More immigrant women say they were abused by Ice gynecologist This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. More women have joined an official legal petition alleging that they were medically abused by a gynecologist while in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) custody in a move that significantly expands a case [...]

2020-12-28T12:06:25-05:00December 28th, 2020|COVID19, ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

The Hill: Migrant women file lawsuit against doctor for alleged forced medical procedures

Migrant women file lawsuit against doctor for alleged forced medical procedures This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Lawyers representing a group of more than 40 migrant women on Monday filed a class-action lawsuit alleging abuse and forced medical procedures at a Georgia immigration detention center. The 160-page legal complaint, filed [...]

2020-12-28T12:01:03-05:00December 28th, 2020|COVID19, ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Law & Crime: Women File Lawsuit Alleging Non-Consensual Gynecological Procedures at ICE Detention Center: ‘The Most Medical Way of Being Raped You Could Possibly Experience’

Women File Lawsuit Alleging Non-Consensual Gynecological Procedures at ICE Detention Center: ‘The Most Medical Way of Being Raped You Could Possibly Experience’ This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. A group of women detainees at a Georgia facility run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are suing the agency, [...]

2020-12-28T11:52:17-05:00December 28th, 2020|COVID19, ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Time: More Than 40 Women File Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Medical Misconduct by ICE Doctor at Georgia Detention Center

More Than 40 Women File Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Medical Misconduct by ICE Doctor at Georgia Detention Center This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. More than 40 women are now a part of a consolidated class action lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Dr. Mahendra Amin, a gynecologist [...]

2020-12-28T11:41:21-05:00December 28th, 2020|COVID19, ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

BuzzFeed News: More Than 40 Women Are Now Speaking Out About Alleged Medical Misconduct In ICE Detention

More Than 40 Women Are Now Speaking Out About Alleged Medical Misconduct In ICE Detention This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Forty-one women are now speaking out against the federal government and a Georgia gynecologist, most of them alleging that they underwent unwanted and medically unnecessary procedures while in [...]

2020-12-28T11:34:44-05:00December 28th, 2020|COVID19, ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

International Business Times: At Least 35 Immigrant Women Accuse ICE Gynecologist Of Medical Abuse, File Class-Action Lawsuit

At Least 35 Immigrant Women Accuse ICE Gynecologist Of Medical Abuse, File Class-Action Lawsuit This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. More than 30 women have filed a legal petition against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), alleging they were medically abused by a gynecologist while in custody. A class-action [...]

2020-12-28T11:24:30-05:00December 28th, 2020|COVID19, ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Why Congress urgently needs to pass federal legislation to protect students and faculty from whistleblower retaliation

Why Congress urgently needs to pass federal legislation to protect students and faculty from whistleblower retaliation  When schools opened across the U.S. amidst the ongoing pandemic, students and public school employees blew the whistle on life-threatening public health and safety practices that violated CDC regulations. In several cases this was met with retaliation. Some school employees and students have legal protections from retaliation, though the [...]

Government Executive: Broad Coalition of Employee, Advocacy Groups Makes Last-Ditch Effort to Convince Congress to Block Schedule F

Broad Coalition of Employee, Advocacy Groups Makes Last-Ditch Effort to Convince Congress to Block Schedule F This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. A group of more than 60 organizations representing various facets of the federal workforce and an array of policy advocates last week pushed Democratic lawmakers to negotiate as [...]

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