Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Sterling Infosystems Inc.
Penalty: 
$4,750,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
November 13, 2015
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. Sterling Infosystems provided the reports for DISH Networks, which settled separately (see entry for DISH).

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
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Parent company note: 
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