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February 4 2016

Sterling Background Check Class Action Settlement Gets Final OK

U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield agreed to the terms of the Sterling class action settlement, which ends allegations that the background check company violated the FCRA by providing outdated information to employers, which resulted in a loss of employment.
 
Lead plaintiff Scott Ernst, a former Dish Network employee, claims that his employer never informed him or other workers about the background report information, which prevented anyone from correcting potential errors.
 
The Sterling background check class action lawsuit also alleged that Sterling denied Dish employees copies of their background checks even when they requested one.
 
The background check class action lawsuit settlement does not dismiss Dish Network who still faces claims of violating the FCRA by not giving employees copies of the reports before taking action against them.