Dish Network reaches a $1.75 million settlement for FCRA lawsuit

Top Class Actions reports Plaintiff Scott Ernst filed the lawsuit against Dish Network and the company performing the background checks in 2012,  claiming that both companies used information in consumer reports to conduct background checks which is subject to strict requirements under the FCRA. The complaint also alleges that Dish Network used this information as a basis for adverse employment actions, such as prohibiting technicians from performing work installing and maintaining Dish Network services by rating them as “high risk.” The company purportedly took adverse employment action on technicians based on the information. Under the terms of the Dish Network FCRA settlement, the “adverse action class” which consists of about 9,000 contractor technicians who were regarded as “high risk,” will receive approximately $480 each. Dish Network maintains it did not intentionally violate the FCRA’s requirements, and that their alleged violation was not willful.]]>

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