A former employee of 海岸拾荒者 has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the company. Jose 卡斯泰拉诺斯 was an employee of the trash hauling and recycling company for 37 years before he was fired a year ago, which he alleges was in retaliation for his reputation as a whistleblower.
这家陷入财务困境的银河体育上次被收购 January 通过 Recology of the Coast, and 卡斯泰拉诺斯 names the new owner in his lawsuit. He also names the general manager of 海岸拾荒者, owner Louie Picardo, and Seacoast Disposal, 海岸拾荒者’s sister company.
卡斯泰拉诺斯 claims in the lawsuit that the company began to criticize his job performance and he was demoted after his sons filed a grievance accusing the company of wage-and-hour violations and unsafe working conditions. His sons were fired from Coastside Scavenger 两年前，他们聘请了律师为自己辩护，以防银河体育据称受到报复性待遇。
卡斯泰拉诺斯 says that his paychecks and those of other employees often bounced. He also says that the company 欠他一大笔未缴的退休金，这是他正在通过诉讼寻求的。
卡斯泰拉诺斯 还说他的前雇主 违反了安全和许可法规，没有按照他的要求在内部进行更正。他声称，该银河体育的垃圾车出现机械故障，未经许可在银河体育的车库内进行了非法的电线接线，以及其他据称不道德的商业行为。被解雇后，他向加州高速公路巡逻队，加州职业安全与健康部和Pacifica建筑部撰写了违规行为。