Little Caesar Enterprises Inc. failed to persuade an Illinois federal court to dismiss allegations the company collected fingerprint data from employees for timekeeping without permission.
The now-former employees, Nivea Lenoir and Brianna Starts raised enough facts to move forward with allegations the data collection violated a state biometric privacy law, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled.
Companies hope to toss Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act claims early to avoid having to pay a large settlement or face a jury trial. Statutory damages under the law can reach up to $5,000 per violation.
Little Caesars didn’t ...