Sahlin v. Hospital Housekeeping Systems, LLC
Sahlin v. Hospital Housekeeping Systems
2021L28

Welcome to the Sahlin v. Hospital Housekeeping Systems Settlement Website

IF YOU ARE OR WERE EMPLOYED BY HHS IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS BETWEEN NOVEMBER 30, 2015 AND NOVEMBER 30, 2020, AND HAD YOUR BIOMETRIC IDENTIFIERS AND/OR BIOMETRIC INFORMATION COLLECTED, CAPTURED, RECEIVED, OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED OR DISCLOSED BY HHS OR ITS AGENT(S), YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.

What Is This Settlement About?

A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Hospital Housekeeping Systems, LLC (“HHS”). The class action lawsuit involves whether HHS unlawfully collected, captured, received, or otherwise disclosed its Illinois employees’ Biometric Identifiers and/or Biometric Information through its finger clock-in system. HHS denies the claims in the lawsuit, denies that it did anything wrong, and denies that class certification is warranted or appropriate. The Court did not resolve any claims or defenses, and the parties have agreed to settle the dispute solely to avoid the cost and uncertainty of continued litigation.

Who Is Included In the Settlement?

You are included in the class if you are or were employed by HHS in the state of Illinois between November 30, 2015 and November 30, 2020, and had your biometric identifiers and/or biometric information collected, captured, received, or otherwise obtained or disclosed by HHS or its agent(s).

How Do I Get a Payment?

Current employees included in the Settlement will receive a $950 payment from the Settlement Fund and former employees will be eligible to receive up to a $950 payment from the Settlement Fund. If you are a former HHS employee, you must submit a timely and properly completed Claim Form no later than October 7, 2021 to receive up to a $950 payment.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

 

ACTION EXPLANATION
DO NOTHING
 

If you are an active HHS employee, once the Settlement becomes Final, you will receive a $950 payment from the Settlement Fund in the form of a check or via direct deposit, at HHS’s election. If you are no longer employed by HHS after the Court approves the settlement, then you still will receive your $950 share of the Settlement Fund in the form of a check issued to your last known mailing address.

If you are a former HHS employee, you must submit a claim to receive up to a $950 payment from the Settlement Fund in the form of a check. If you are a former HHS employee and do nothing, you won’t get a share of the Settlement benefits and will give up your rights to sue HHS about the claims in this case.

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
Deadline: October 7, 2021 (Online or Postmarked)
 

If you are a former HHS employee, this is the only way to receive a payment up to $950.

If you are an active HHS employee, you do not need to file a Claim Form. You will automatically receive a $950 payment from the Settlement Fund, as long as you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE CLASS
Deadline: July 15, 2021 (Postmarked)
 

You will receive no benefits, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue HHS about the claims in this case.  Excluding yourself is the only option that allows you to ever bring or maintain your own lawsuit against HHS regarding the allegations in this case ever again.

OBJECT
Deadline: July 15, 2021 (Postmarked)
 

Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement and think it shouldn’t be approved. Filing an objection does not exclude you from the Settlement.

For More Information

Visit this website often to get the most up-to-date information.

Mail

HHS BIPA Settlement Administrator
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91348
Seattle, WA 98111