Woman suing former workplace for tracking her phone in off hours


A Southern California woman says she was fired after uninstalling an app on her iPhone her employer used to track her at all hours of the day. Myrna Arias claims in a lawsuit that her boss, John Stubits of Bakersfield-based money transfer service Intermex, fired her shortly after she deleted the app, Ars Technica reported. The job-management GPS app Xora was required for all of his employees.

“Plaintiff and her co-workers asked whether Intermex would be monitoring their movements while off duty,” the lawsuit says. “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.”

Arias asserted she was being tracked while not at work, and on weekends. She seeks damages in excess of $500,000 for invasion of privacy and unfair business practices, as well as other allegations.

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