‘TikTok Got Me Fired’: Woman Loses Her New Job After Her Boss Finds Her TikTok Account

Lexi Larson is an employee who works in the tech industry and her TikTok content has always been popular because she loves answering questions regarding careers in the field and what it’s like to work for different companies. But unfortunately, her disclosure of some things had landed her in hot water with her job.

Lexi was fired from her new job after she attempted to be transparent regarding her salary, a mystery that many often refrain from talking about.

Lexi spoke, “So, TikTok got me fired. A couple of weeks ago, I started sharing about how I got a job in the tech industry. Well, I don’t work at that job anymore because they fired me. I had to sign a bunch of stuff, so I’m, like, really nervous about going too far into detail here.”

“But basically, my employer found my TikToks and really, really did not like that I was sharing my salary and stuff like that. Even though I’m very aware that talking about salary is federally protected, you can’t get fired for that. I did that all of those videos down just because, you know, they were my employer and I didn’t want them to be mad at me or not like me or something.”

 

“But then, like two days later, after they talked to me about my TikTok account, they ended up firing me because they said me having this account was a security concern because I could post something private about the company on my TikTok account.”

“And I did specifically ask like, ‘Have I broke any policies? Have I posted anything on TikTok that is a security concern?’ And they said, not at this time, I have not. But it could happen at any time in the future, so they’re just not going to take that risk with me.”

“The day that that happened, I literally had a panic attack on the drive home. I was crying for like days straight. I’m a little bit better now. But I’m like literally shaking. My anxiety is still very high about this whole situation.”

“But I do have to say I’m very, very lucky. My last employer/now current employer is really amazing. They know about my TikTok and they have no issues with it. And so, I called my manager like an hour after I got fired, like sobbing, and he actually was able to get me my job back. So that’s like, super, super lucky.”

“But yeah, I have really been posting on TikTok a lot just because I’ve honestly been in shock. I’ve had really bad anxiety ever since this happened. And I’ve kind of just been trying to, like, process my emotions with all of this. So yeah, I’m going back to work for the agency that I worked for before taking this new job.

“So no more tech vlogs. I’m very sorry. But I don’t start back up at my old job until July 18th. So I have like, three or four weeks to be funemployed.”

Her story had the majority of TikTok advising her to sue the company back because of salary transparency necessity and unlawful termination out of fear of something that hasn’t happened.

@itslexilarson I got fired bc of my tiktok 🙂 #igotfired #techtok ♬ original sound – Lexi Larson

The National Labor Relations Act protect people when it comes to discussing their salaries with others. On top of that, Lexi was explicitly told that she hadn’t actually broken any of their policies or regulations. The NLRA added that “policies that specifically prohibit the discussion of wages are unlawful.”

Lexi reassured her followers, however, that she doesn’t plan to sue. But many suggested she do this to protect other employees and possibly, encourage workplaces to enact healthier regulations that prevent important information from being shrouded in mystery and confusing potential workers.

Her current employee is fine with her social media account, and people told her she has a case if she ever wants to report it.

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