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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Class action targets Carrington Care over making workers use biometric time clocks


By Carrie Bradon | Sep 24, 2019

Fingerprint scan

CHICAGO — An employee is suing the operators of independent living centers, alleging they wrongly made its workers scan fingerprints when punching the clock.

Kamilya Ambrose, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a class action complaint in August in Cook County Circuit Court against LCS Community Employment LLC and Carrington Care LLC, alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

According to the complaint, Ambrose was employed by the defendants in 2019 and during the course of her employment she was required to clock in and out using her biometric information. The suit alleges the defendants didn't provide workers with notifications allegedly required by the law and did not obtain express written authorization from workers before requiring the biometric scans.

Ambrose seeks statutory damages of $1,000-$5,000 per violation, plus attorney fees, interest and other relief. She is represented by attorneys David Fish and John Kunze of The Fish Law Firm PC in Naperville.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2019-CH-09912

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