Los Angeles Employment Attorney Carney Shegerian Comments On Recent GPS Tracking Lawsuit

May 18, 2015, 15:06 ET from Shegerian & Associates

LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carney Shegerian, founding attorney of Los Angeles-based employment rights firm Shegerian & Associates, has released comments concerning a recent wrongful termination suit filed by a former worker of Intermex, a California-based wire transfer business.

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The suit, which also alleges invasion of privacy and unfair business practices, calls into question the use of 24/7 GPS tracking of employees through a computer software app called XORA. The plaintiff, former Intermex sales representative Maria Arias, was fired after deciding to turn off the app.

"This case raises interesting questions both about the privacy of employees as well as their rights as workers to remain employed even after they have done something that their employers perhaps don't agree with but could be justifiable under the law," said Shegerian.

"It's the kind of case that truly is a sign of the times. Technology has placed this type of unlimited power in the hands of employers. The question is should employers be allowed to assert such power over and above a worker's right to remain employed."

"It will be an interesting case to watch," Shegerian went on to say. "Even though apps like these have been in use for years now, few cases have addressed these issues. However, they are issues that will become increasingly difficult to navigate unless courts bring some clarity and definition to the forefront."

Mr. Shegerian is founder of Shegerian & Associates and winner of the 2013 Trial Attorney of the Year Award from the Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles. His prominent employment rights firm has attained a consistent track record of successful jury trials, with a large number of awards totaling millions. The firm has an over 95% success rate and remains an exemplary leader in resolving employment discrimination issues.

Located in Los Angeles County, Shegerian & Associates is a law firm specializing in protecting the rights of employees who have been wronged by their employers. Shegerian & Associates is dedicated to serving the needs of its clients, and has won over 70 jury trials, including 28 seven- and eight-figure verdicts. For more information, visit www.ShegerianLaw.com or www.GotFired.com.

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