Muniz v. Workwell Technologies, Inc.

In the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois

Case No: 2019 CH 04061

If you used a Workwell-uAttend and/or Citadel finger or facial scanner for employment timekeeping purposes in the State of Illinois between March 28, 2014 and April 8, 2019, you may be entitled to a payment from a class action settlement.


A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about individuals that used Workwell brand, known as uAttend and/or Citadel, finger or facial scanners for employee timekeeping purposes.  The lawsuit alleges that Workwell and the employers that used their scanners violated an Illinois law called the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) by collecting employees’ fingerprints or facial scans on time clocks in Illinois without complying with the law’s requirements.  Workwell and certain employers covered in this Settlement (the “Participating Employers”) deny any wrongdoing and maintain that they have not violated any laws.  You can find out if your employer is part of the settlement below.  The settlement does not establish who is correct, but rather is a compromise to end the lawsuit and avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation. 

If the Court approves the Settlement, there are two groups or “classes” of individuals that are included in the settlement.  First, you are included in the settlement if you used a Workwell finger or facial scanner for employment timekeeping purposes in the State of Illinois between March 28, 2014 and April 8, 2019 (the “Workwell Class”).  Second, you are included in the settlement if your current or former employer where you used the finger or facial scanner during that time joins the Settlement (the “Employer Class”). 

If the Court approves the Settlement, members of the Workwell Class who submit valid claims will be receive an equal, or pro rata, share of a $900,000 settlement fund that Workwell has agreed to establish.  Each individual who submits a valid claim will receive a portion of this fund, after all notice and administration costs, the incentive award, and attorneys’ fees—if approved by the Court—have been paid.  Payments are estimated to exceed $50. Workwell has also agreed to comply with BIPA in the future. 

Furthermore, if the Court approves the Settlement, members of the Employer Class whose current or former employer is a Participating Employer will have a check automatically mailed to them for approximately $650.  This includes the $50 payment for being a member of the Workwell Class as well as administration costs, the incentive award, and attorneys’ fees.  All participating employers have also agreed to comply with the BIPA in the future. 

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YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

Submit a claim form

 

Workwell Class: If your employer is not part of the settlement, this is the only way to receive a payment.

 

Employer Class: If your employer is a Participating Employer, there is no need to submit a claim form. You will receive payments for both the Employer Class and Workwell Class.

 

Do nothing

 

Workwell Class: You will receive no payment under the Settlement and give up your rights to sue Workwell about the issues in this case.

 

Employer Class: You will receive a payment under the Settlement and give up your rights to sue Workwell and the Participating Employer about the issues in this case.

 

Exclude yourself

 

You will receive no payment, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue Workwell and/or the Participating Employer about the issues in this case.

 

Object

 

Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement.

 

Attend a hearing

 

Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.

 





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