Woman sues employer for firing her after she disabled 24×7 monitoring app, Xora

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Myrna Arias, a former sales executive for the money transfer service Intermex, said she had no problem with having her location monitored by a GPS-powered app on her company-issued iPhone.

At least, she didn’t have any issue with her location being monitored while she was on the clock.

But being monitored 24×7, whether she was working or not? Well, that made her feel like a felon strapped into an ankle bracelet.

So after investigating the app – a job management app called Xora – she uninstalled it.

It was an act that she claims led to her being fired. Now she’s suing her former employer, Intermex, for upwards of $500,000 (£319,070).

Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Intermex processes money transfers between the US and Latin America. According to its site, it has 30,000 locations worldwide and offers services in 45 states and 16 Latin American countries.

Arias has claimed in a lawsuit filed in California state superior court that her boss at Intermex, regional vice president of sales John Stubits, fired her shortly after she uninstalled Xora: an app that Intermex required its employees to use starting in April 2014.


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