The tech industry is very secretive. Tech companies give out non-disclosure agreements and confidentiality forms, but how far are they allowed to go with limiting their employees’ speech? One woman in Denver, Colorado, who recently landed a new job in the tech industry received a rude awakening when she learned that sharing her salary online could upset some people.

Lexi was fired from her new job because of her online presence. Below, you can hear the full story from Lexi and read some of the responses she has received. Let us know if you think her employer had a reason to dismiss her.

 




After only two weeks at her new job, Lexi posted a video detailing how she was fired for sharing content online.

 

Lexi explained that her employer was upset about her salary information being online and considered her TikTok a security concern.

 

Lexi can be heard telling the story here.

https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSdoETP8G/?k=1

 

Lexi said that sharing her salary online was one of the reasons her employer was upset. In the United States, individuals have the right to discuss their wages without being retaliated against by their employers. This right is protected by the National Labor Relations Act, which states that “policies that specifically prohibit the discussion of wages are unlawful”.

Lexi said in a follow-up video that she has no plans to take legal action against the company, but many commenters said that she might have a case. Hopefully, she has opened their eyes by posting about how they wrongly treated her, even if this is the end of her saga with that company. Hopefully, this discussion will help prevent future unjust firings because companies should not be allowed to get away with firing employees for having social media accounts. If you have ever been in a similar situation with your employer, please let us know in the comments.

 

Commenters told Lexi that her dismissal was unfair and that she should consult a lawyer.