Woman Fired For Deleting Cellphone App That Tracked Her By GPS

iphoneA woman in California has recently filed a lawsuit against her former employer, who fired her after she deleted an app from her phone which tracked her movements 24 hours a day.

In her lawsuit, Myrna Arias has accused her former boss John Stubits of bragging about tracking employees movements while they were off the clock.

Stubits was the boss of a money transfer service called Intermex, where Myrna worked for a period of time.

After deleting the application on her phone that tracked her movement Arias was reprimanded and then fired soon after, even though she had done nothing else wrong.

According to the lawsuit:

“After researching the app and speaking with a trainer from Xora, Plaintiff and her co-workers asked whether Intermex would be monitoring their movements while off duty. Stubits admitted that employees would be monitored while off duty and bragged that he knew how fast she was driving at specific moments ever since she installed the app on her phone. Plaintiff expressed that she had no problem with the app’s GPS function during work hours, but she objected to the monitoring of her location during non-work hours and complained to Stubits that this was an invasion of her privacy. She likened the app to a prisoner’s ankle bracelet and informed Stubits that his actions were illegal. Stubits replied that she should tolerate the illegal intrusion….”

In her lawsuit, Arias is seeking over a half million dollars in damages.

Should your boss be able to track you by GPS when you are off the clock?

John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.

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