Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
DISH Network LLC
Current Parent Company: 
DISH Network
Penalty: 
$1,750,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
February 6, 2017
Primary Offense: 
employment screening violation
Secondary Offense: 
Fair Credit Reporting Act violation
Violation Description: 

The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing to provide proper disclosure and authorization before obtaining consumer background reports on technicans and took adverse employment actions based on those reports without providing workers copies of the reports and notice of their rights. DISH Networks settled separately from Sterling Infosystems, which provided the reports (see separate entry for Sterling).

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Southern District of New York
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
1:12-cv-8794
Case Name: 
Ernst v. Dish Network, LLC et al
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Colorado
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
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