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D&D Manufacturing hit with class action over employee fingerprint scans


By Carrie Bradon | Aug 27, 2019

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CHICAGO — An employee has brought a class action lawsuit against a Bolingbrook metal stamping and fabrication shop, alleging his employer violated an Illinois biometric privacy law by requiring workers to scan their fingerprints when punching the clock.

Bruno David Cardenas Aguilar, individually and on behalf of similarly situated workers, filed a complaint Aug. 14 in Cook County Circuit Court against D&D Manufacturing Inc., alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

According to the complaint, Aguilar was required by D&D to clock in and out using a biometric scanner. The plaintiff alleges the company did not provide workers with notices required by the law, nor did the company obtain workers' express authorization before requiring the fingerprint scans, according to the lawsuit.

Aguilar seeks trial by jury, statutory damages of $1,000- $5,000 for each violation, plus attorney fees. He is represented by attorneys Jad Sheikali and William Kingston of McGuire Law PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2019-CH-09352

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