SAN DIEGO — A former city employee is suing Lemon Grove city officials, alleging retaliation.
Marcus Bush, a Lemon Grove city worker, filed a complaint Oct. 4 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Lemon Grove councilman Jerry Jones, city manager Lydia Romer and Does 1-100, alleging they breached their duties of good faith and fair dealing.
According to the complaint, Bush, who worked for Rick Enginering, has suffered a legally cognizable injury as a result of the defendants’ illegal, retaliatory conduct of terminating his employment for freely expressing his opinion on a social media website.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants interfered with his right of free expression, and terminated him in bad faith without reasonable grounds.
Bush seeks trial by jury, general, special, incidental, and/or nominal damages, punitive damages, all legal fees and other expenses incurred, attorney fees and costs, and all relief the court deems appropriate. He is represented by attorney Cory J. Briggs of Briggs Law Corporation in Upland, California.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 17-C-02036