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Employers trust Tracey, a former director of human resources and top-ranked employment litigator, to advise them on best practices related to employment law and other workplace matters.

Q. Does the Workers’ Compensation Act bar a claim for damages under Illinois’ Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA)?

A. The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued an opinion, finding that the Workers’ Compensation Act does not bar a claim for damages under BIPA.

As a refresher, BIPA regulates the collection, use, safeguarding, and storage of