An employee is suing his employer for the tracking app

An employee is suing his employer for the tracking app

A US sales executive was fired after removing the app that tracked her actions. The former employee of Intermex, the company that deals with money transfers, Myrna Arias accuses the company of unfair firing. Myrna said that she removed the tracking application and was fired a couple weeks later.

A US sales executive was fired after removing the app that tracked her actions.

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The former employee of Intermex, the company that deals with money transfers, Myrna Arias accuses the company of unfair firing. Myrna said that she removed the tracking application and was fired a couple weeks later.

The company didn’t make any official statements on the case yet.

As became known later, Intermex made their workers to install the Xora application to their phones last year in April. Xora is an application to the employer to keep track of their employees’ hours and actions on their job. The app uses GPS to track the location of an employee and see it online by using Google Map.

According to the court papers, Myrna’s manager said that he knew about tracking the workers during the non-working hours. He even boasted about the ability to know the instantaneous speed of the car, Myrna was driving. He also validated the fact that Myrna was made to keep her phone on all the time to take calls from clients.

Arias didn’t object to her being tracked at work, but she didn’t like being followed at her non-work hours and called it as the intervention to her privacy.

It’s like an ankle bracelet that prisoners are made to wear

– added Myrna.

Myrna is expecting to sue Intermex for 500,000. This is the sum that she assessed her losses in.

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