This is the Internet site referenced in the postcard that you may have received if you worked at IFCO Systems US LLC as an employee and used a finger scanner in the Bolingbrook, Illinois location in Will County. The lawsuit alleged claims under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) relating to the claimed practice of collecting of employee fingerprints. The parties entered into a settlement agreement that affects the rights of those persons who worked for IFCO between February 8, 2014 and March 2016 in Bolingbrook, Illinois. As such, the settlement only involves those employees who worked at IFCO approximately between 3 and 5 years prior to the lawsuit’s filing. In March 2016 a new company, MTIL, began operating the Bolingbrook-based washing facility. MTIL in Bolingbrook, Illinois is not a party to the settlement agreement.
This Internet site allows you to view the terms of the settlement agreement. There are 206 individuals in the settlement class. The gross settlement is $227,500 or approximately $1,106 per employee prior to expenses and legal fees being deducted. You can view the full terms of the settlement agreement.
IFCO has not admitted any wrongdoing by agreeing to the settlement.
You can review important information about the case by clicking here:
Preliminary Approval Order (Will County Circuit Court)