Case No. 2020-CH-02234 in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Chancery Division

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Chatman v. Harmony Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Inc., 2020-CH-02234,
(Cook County Cir. Ct) Cook County, Illinois

If you used a fingerprint scanning timeclock at a Harmony Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Inc. facility in Illinois between February 22, 2015 and February 23, 2023 before you signed a biometric consent form, you may be entitled to a payment from a class action settlement.

A court authorized the notice that you received. You are not being sued. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

  • A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit between Harmony Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Inc. (“Defendant” or “Harmony”) and some of its current and former Illinois employees. The lawsuit claims that Harmony violated an Illinois law called the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) by collecting scans of their employees' fingerprints using a fingerprint scanning timeclock and not complying with the law’s requirements.

  • Harmony denies any wrongdoing and maintains that it has not violated any laws. The settlement does not establish who is right.  Rather, Harmony chose to settle the lawsuit and avoid the time and expense of continued litigation.

  • The lawsuit is called Chatman v. Harmony Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Inc., No. 2020-CH-02234, and is before Judge David B. Atkins in the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois.

  • If you’re eligible, and the Court approves the Settlement, a check will automatically be mailed to you for an amount between $500-$600. You will not have to send in a claim form. Harmony now collects the required consent from each employee before they use the fingerprint scanning timeclock and has agreed to comply with BIPA regarding the retention and destruction of biometric data they collect.


Do Nothing

You will receive a payment under the Settlement if you are eligible and give up the right to sue Harmony about the issues in this case.


Exclude Yourself


You will receive NO payment, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue Harmony about the issues in this case.


Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement or any part of it.


These rights and options – and the deadlines to exercise them – are explained in the Long Form Notice.

The Court still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement and checks will only be issued after the Court approves the Settlement. Please be patient.