Warehouse employee alleges biometric data saved without consent

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 15, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A St. Clair County man is suing his employer, alleging his biometric data was saved without his consent.

Jerrod Lane, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a class action complaint April 11 in Madison County Circuit Court against Schenker Inc., based in Chesapeake, Va., alleging violation of the Biometric Information Privacy Act.

The suit states Lane was employed by Schenker as a warehouse worker from May 2015 to February 2019. he alleges he was required to clock in and out of work using biometric data consisting of fingerprints. The suit states the defendant violated law by failing to inform Schenker that the information was being stored and/or saved and that the defendant failed to gain the plaintiff's consent.

Lane seeks trial by jury, liquidated damages, attorney fees and court costs, as well all other appropriate relief. He is represented by attorneys Douglas M. Weman and Sarah J. Arendt of Werman Salas PC in Chicago.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 19-L-512

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