LOS ANGELES, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The former General Manager of MV Transportation's San Leandro, California office filed a lawsuit today in Los Angeles County Superior Court against his prior employer, MV Transportation, and its Regional Vice President, Clarence Michael Stewman (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC614873). Plaintiff Aaron Gonzales' Complaint alleges, among other things, that MV Transportation and Mr. Stewman lured him away from his job in Texas to begin a new position in California based on false promises and representations, and that after he arrived in California, the defendants reneged on their obligation to pay Mr. Gonzales his quarterly bonus for meeting performance goals. California Labor Code Section 970 prohibits an employer or individual from persuading a person to move residences for a job, "by means of knowingly false representations" regarding compensation or other matter. Mr. Gonzales' complaint alleges that when he complained about the underpayment of his bonus, the company fired him in retaliation for his complaints, which is unlawful under California law.
MV Transportation provides passenger transportation via fixed-route, paratransit (for people with disabilities) and school buses. MV TRANSPORTATION contracts primarily with government entities across the U.S. and Canada and provides consulting services world-wide. MV TRANSPORTATION boasts annual revenues of $1,000,000,000.00 (one billion dollars) and operates nearly 10,000 transit vehicles and employs more than 16,500 transit professionals.
Mr. Gonzales is represented by Helmer Friedman, LLP a Culver City, California law firm that represents employees and other individuals seeking to assert their rights. Mr. Gonzales' attorney, Andrew H. Friedman stated, "No private company, particularly ones that receive public money, ostensibly to carry out public services, should be permitted to flout employment laws and betray the trust that taxpayers have bestowed in them." Mr. Friedman continued, "Corporations headquartered in Texas sometimes mistakenly think that they can come to California and act like this is the 'wild west.' But even corporations headquartered in other states must follow California employment laws."
For more information, please contact Andrew Friedman or Lincoln Ellis at 310-396-7714. Similarly, if you are a witness or have information that would be relevant to Mr. Gonzales' claims please contact Mr. Friedman and/or Mr. Ellis.
For a copy of the complaint, click here: http://www.helmerfriedman.com/docs/Gonzales-vs-MVPublicTransportation-Complaint.pdf
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SOURCE Helmer Friedman LLP