Aldi Joins Ranks of Employers Targeted by Illinois Biometric Law

March 6, 2020, 8:04 PM

Grocery chain Aldi Inc. is the latest company to face class claims on behalf of workers under an Illinois law that protects residents against the use of their fingerprints and other biometric information.

Aldi has violated the law by collecting, storing, and using its employees’ fingerprints for time tracking without meeting certain requirements, Michelle Sedory says in her complaint filed in the Cook County Circuit Court Friday.

The requirements of the Biometric Information Privacy Act include telling employees the duration and purpose of the practice, displaying a retention schedule, and getting their consent, she says.

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