Class action accuses AGCO of violating IL privacy law when scanning workers' fingerprints

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 15, 2018

CHICAGO — A female employee has filed a class action lawsuit against AGCO Corp. and Ceridian HCM Inc., citing alleged invasion of privacy.

Lead plaintiff Latham Cacy filed a complaint Aug. 6 in Cook County Circuit Court, claiming the defendants violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, when the employer scanned workers' fingerprints into a database to help track and log employees' work hours.

According to the complaint, Cacy and other employees allegedly were not informed in writing of the purpose and length of time for which their fingerprints were being collected, stored, disseminated and used by the defendants. 

Cacy claims the defendants improperly disclosed the fingerprint data to unknown third parties and allegedly have not destroyed the biometric data as required by BIPA. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a declaratory judgment, injunctive relief, an award of statutory damages of $5,000 for each violation, attorneys' fees, costs, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest and other relief. He is represented by Ryan Stephan and James Zouras of Stephan Zouras LLP in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-CH-09968

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