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Dish Network to pay $1.25M in discrimination case

Dish Network has agreed to pay $1.25 million to compensate job seekers who alleged a discriminatory online application process denied them the opportunity to work at the Douglas County satellite television provider, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced.

Dish Network has also agreed that to put a prominent statement on its applications stating that it will provide required reasonable accommodations, as well as direction on how to obtain those accommodations.

It will hire an outside consultant to evaluate and revise the company’s online assessment to make sure questions asked on the application relate to the skills required for the jobs posted.

And Dish Network has also agreed to designate a compliance officer to provide training and to monitor the application process so it complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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