CHICAGO — An employee has filed a class action lawsuit against Kindred Chicago Lakeshore alleging the hospital violated a state privacy law by compelling employees to scan their fingerprints for use with an employee punch clock, without first obtaining written consent.

Corey Heard filed a complaint on Dec. 22 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants allegedly disregarded their employees' privacy rights under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by failing to inform them why their biometric information was being collected and for how long they would store it.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages of $5,000, statutory damages of $1,000, injunctive relief, court costs, interest and any further relief this court grants. He is represented by Ryan F. Stephan, James B. Zouras, ANdrew C. Ficszko and Haley Jenkins of Stephan Zouras LLP in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2017CH16918

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