An employee has filed a class action lawsuit against a medical supply company, alleging they violated workers' rights under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by compelling employees to scan their fingerprints when clocking in and out of work shifts.
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Little Caesars, ABT Electronics, Choice Hotels among latest hit by class actions over worker fingerprint scans
Four more big name brands, including Little Caesars, ABT Electronics and Choice Hotels, have been added to the list of employers facing class action lawsuits in Cook County courts under an Illinois privacy law, following a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling.
New BIPA class actions target Walmart, Handi-Foil, Bob's Discount Furniture, others over fingerprint scans
In the wake of an Illinois Supreme Court ruling appearing to green light such actions, a flurry of class action lawsuits have landed in Cook County courts in the last few days, accusing a number of employers, including Walmart, of violating a state privacy law in making employees scan their fingerprints when punching the clock or accessing cash registers.