A sales executive was fired for deleting an app on her cell phone. The details from the Fox News story:
A sales executive was fired after she deleted an app on her phone that tracked her every move, allowing her employer to know where she was 24/7.
It was only a matter of time until this type of issue surfaced. My personal take is that tracking her 24/7 is an incredible invasion of privacy and her actions were the same ones I would have chosen in that situation. However, let me throw this at you from the former Judge quoted in the article:
Judge Andrew Napolitano said that in the case of this traveling saleswoman, her employer had a legitimate interest in knowing where she was going, and that was the reason for the app.
Judge Napolitano added that she had no right to delete the app, but she could have disabled the phone while she was at home, on vacation or otherwise on her own time.
Ok, he is familiar with the legality of such things. I am still shocked, but I suspect this isn’t the last case we have heard regarding this topic. For now, here is a very interesting, if extreme, workaround from the article:
Where do you put your phone when you don’t want anyone to know where you are? Gretchen Carlson asked.
“You ready for this? A refrigerator,” Judge Napolitano said. “No signal can get in and no signal can get out.”