Remove that Tattoo or Find Another Job! Third Circuit Reject’s Applicant’s Objections to State Police Pre-Hire Tattoo Review Policy

By Kate Acheson

The Federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals has found a Pennsylvania State Police pre-hire tattoo policy, was properly applied without violating an applicant’s Constitutional rights in Scavone v. Pennsylvania State Police.  Although officially unpublished and not precedent setting, the case deals with an issue of emerging importance.

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NY District Court Refuses to Flush Excessive Urine Test Complaint

By Kate Acheson

After being subjected to repeated urine-sample drug tests, a New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) Officer, Ada Perez, filed complaint.  The MTA moved to dismiss.  In Perez v. Metro. Transp. Auth., the District Court for the Southern District of New York refused to dismiss Officer Perez’s complaint, reasoning that sufficient information existed for a jury to find in Officer Perez’s favor on her unreasonable search and seizure claim.

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