The company formerly known as Paramedics Plus, L.L.C. is facing a proposed class action that was recently removed to Florida federal court. The lawsuit claims defendant PMP Successor, LLC violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to disclose to consumers in a standalone document that the company may obtain a consumer report for employment purposes. This standalone document must consist solely of the disclosure, the lawsuit says, and be presented to a consumerbeforea background check is obtained.
The defendant contracts with public service entities to provide emergency medical services, the lawsuit explains. The plaintiff claims he applied to work for the defendant in May 2017 and, as part of the hiring process, was subject to a background check to be procured by the defendant.
According to the suit, the defendant inserted “extraneous provisions” into a form that supposedly granted the company permission to obtain the plaintiff’s background report and use it for employment purposes.
“[The plaintiff] was distracted from the disclosure by the presence of additional information in the purported FCRA disclosure,” the complaint says.