Dollar Stores Hit With Privacy Suit Over Fingerprint Clock-Ins

By Lauren Berg (July 6, 2021, 4:00 PM EDT) -- Dollar Tree Inc. and its subsidiary Family Dollar Inc. violated their workers' right to privacy under Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act when they required them to scan their fingerprints to clock in and out of work every day, according to a proposed class action filed in a Chicago court.

Mantrise Herron, who worked at a Family Dollar in Chicago in 2017, said in her complaint filed July 1 in Cook County Circuit Court that she did not sign her consent to have her employer collect her fingerprints or to store them in any way, nor did she agree to allow her...

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