Employee sues for invasion of privacy and other grounds alleging to have been fired after deinstalling an app tracking her 24/7

On May 5, 2015, Myrna Arias filed a complaint with a California Superior Court against her former employment for invasion of her privacy. Arias v. Intermex Wiretransfer, LLC

Allegedly, the employer asked the employee to download an application that would monitor the employees’ movements also 24/7, even when off duty. Plaintiff had no issues being monitored while at work but she objected to the monitoring of her location during non –work hours. “She likened the app to a prisoner’s ankle bracelet” and informed employer that his actions were illegal. Once the employee de-installed the app, she was fired.

Among other requests, Ms. Arias seeks damages for more than $500,000 (economic and non-economic damages), as well as exemplary and punitive damages for invasion of privacy and intrusion into private affairs.

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