How the upcoming biometrics decision could affect sick employers

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By Jody Kahn Mason (July 1, 2022, 4:56 p.m. EDT) — Last month, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral argument in Cothron v. White Castle System Inc., and is set to decide when claims under Sections 15(b) and 15(d) of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act accrue.

The court’s upcoming decision in the Cothron case is likely to have a significant impact on Illinois employers who are facing BIPA litigation, or who use or have used biometric technology in the workplace.

The Cothron case concerns complaints brought by a White Castle employee, Latrina Cothron, against her employer regarding her alleged repeated use of biometric technology during her employment….

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