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Worker Fired For Disabling 24/7 Monitoring App Sues

May 11, 2015

Once Myrna Arias realized that an app her company, wire transfer service Intermex, required her to download was monitoring her movements 24 hours a day, she disabled the app and was subsequently fired. Arias is suing, saying the fact that her movements were monitored during off hours is “highly offensive to a reasonable person.” According to the suit, a supervisor “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.” The lawsuit claims invasion of privacy, retaliation and other allegations, and seeks in excess of $500,000 in damages.

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