SACRAMENTO — A technician/mechanic is suing a Toyota dealership, alleging defamation, hostile work environment, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Josh Beaulieu of Kern County filed a complaint Nov. 2 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Madland Toyota-Lift Inc. and Mary Madland, alleging malicious treatment of the plaintiff.

According to the complaint, Beaulieu began working for Madland Toyota-Lift on Aug. 24, 2016. He says on May 23, 2017, he suffered damages due to his wrongful termination, including lost income and employee benefits, emotional distress and mental anguish.

The lawsuit states Beaulieu was falsely accused of carrying a gun while working, and had been subjected to hostile situations by a number of Hispanic employees. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants have forced him to retain the services of an attorney, terminated him in bad faith without reasonable grounds and failed to take steps to prevent oppressive and malicious treatment toward Beaulieu.

Beaulieu seeks trial by jury, economic and punitive damages, injunctive relief, attorney fees, court costs and all relief the court deems just. He is represented by attorney Randy Rumph of Bakersfield.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 17-cv-01486

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