A former employee is suing Intermex for wrongful termination and invasion of privacy, claiming the electronic money transfer company fired her for deleting a phone app that tracked her location at all times. The $500,000 suit was filed in California.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff began working at Intermex as a sales account manager in February 2014. Shortly afterward, all company employees were asked to download an app known as Xora StreetSmart onto their work phones. Xora allows users to log their work hours and assignments and lets employers track the whereabouts of their employees through GPS. The suit alleges that an Intermex regional vice president stated the app could also track employees when they weren't working and bragged that he had monitored the plaintiff's driving speeds periodically since she installed the app.