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GPS Tracking Gets Employee Fired


In North Castle New York a building inspector has been fired by the town in part because of a GPS tracklog. The town put a GPS tracking device in a car used by the inspector and based on the data fired him for filing inspections he didn’t perform.

The inspector’s attorney says the GPS data “was totally screwed up” and the GPS system itself can sometimes be miles off. He further argues that they can’t say for certain where the inspector was during those times, just where the GPS is located.

“The vehicles get swapped around with no records kept,” the attorney said. In one case, he said, while the GPS unit put the car in Connecticut, gas station records place Gustafson in Armonk.

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