Nursing home employee alleges unlawful use of biometric information

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 25, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A nursing home employee has filed a class action lawsuit against a Chicago-based nursing home operator for allegedly providing biometric data to third parties without consent.

Daisy Wilson filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, on Feb. 7 in Madison County Circuit Court against Park House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, alleging failure to comply with Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act regulations.

According to the complaint, during her tenure with Park House Nursing Wilson was subjected to use a biometric time-keeping machine. She alleges the defendant unlawfully extracted biometric data from its employees' hand geometry and subsequently transferred the information to third parties without the employees' consent. 

The plaintiff alleges she has suffered diminution in the unique identifying value of her biometrics, and other costs associated with identify protection and account monitoring. 

Wilson seeks trial by jury and an order certifying this case as a class action and appointing Wilson and her counsel as representatives. She also seeks damages of $5,000 for each willful violation of BIPA, plus interest, court costs, expenses and all other just and equitable relief. She is represented by Lanny Darr of Darr Law Offices Ltd. in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court Case number 19-L-174

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