Sales exec claims she was fired for removing app that allowed boss to track her 24/7
A sales executive in Bakersfield, California, claims she was fired because she removed an app from her company-issued cellphone that allowed her boss to track her location 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The May 5 suit (PDF) by Myrna Arias claims her boss at Intermex Wire Transfer required employees to keep their cellphones on at all times to take client calls and admitted that employees would be monitored while off duty, Ars Technica and Courthouse News Service report. The job management app, called Xora, had a GPS function.
Arias’ boss bragged that he even knew how fast she was driving, the suit says. Arias says she was fired in May 2014 after she complained and removed the app.
The suit claims violation of the right to privacy and California labor laws, unfair business practices, and wrongful termination in violation of public policy.