Tim Dewar, Ojai Valley News publisher
Golden State Water Company will have a year before it squares off against a former employee who is accusing the water giant of firing him for complaining about unfair and unsafe business practices.
Simon Hernandez, who worked for GSWC as a water distribution operator II from November 2008 to April 2013, filed a 21-page complaint in the Superior Court of Ventura County June 10. Hernandez's attorney, Kevin Chaffin from the Green Law Group in Simi Valley, said the two sides met in a case management conference with Judge Miles Lang Friday. A trial date of Nov. 9 was set for the case and Judge Kent Kellegrew was assigned the case.