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Medline Sued Over Biometric Timekeeping System In Illinois

Law360 (October 2, 2018, 7:33 PM EDT) -- Medline Industries Inc. requires workers to clock in and out of their jobs using their fingerprints without first getting their written consent, and then keeps that biometric data, all in violation of an Illinois privacy law, a former employee has alleged as part of a new potential class action.

Quatisha Marshall’s suit, filed Monday in Illinois state court, accuses the medical supply manufacturer and distributor of violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The law sets out a series of steps a company must take to require such biometric information, but Medline failed to follow those standards, the complaint states....

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