Woman Says She Was Sacked From Job After She Posted TikToks Explaining How She Got £16,000 Pay Rise
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A TikToker claims she was fired from a new job, in which she got a huge raise, after sharing TikTok videos explaining her pay increase.
It's the story no one wants to hear after starting a new job.
It all started when Lexi Larson from Denver created videos explaining how she took her salary from $70,000 to $90,000 by securing a job in the tech industry.
However, the company 'really, really did not like' that she was sharing her salary, even though what Lexi did was completely legal.
Still as Lexi explains in a video titled 'I got fired bc of my tiktok', that didn't do much to help her when she was called in for a meeting.
"A couple 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," she explained.
The tech worker goes on to explain that her company found her TikToks and really didn't like them, so called her in for a meeting to discuss the videos.
After the meeting, Lexi decided to take the videos down because she didn't want the employer to be 'mad' at her.
At this point, it should be noted that Lexi's right to discuss salary is protected by the National Labor Relations Act.
Even though Lexi deleted the videos, she was called back in after two days and told that her TikTok account was 'a security concern' because she could 'post something private about the company.'
Lexi then asked if she'd broken any actual rules or security measures, she was told that she hadn't but that the company was 'not gonna take that risk'.
The TikToker went on to explain that the day she had the meeting, she 'literally had a panic attack on the way home' and that she was crying for 'days straight' after.
Luckily, Lexi's previous employer was very understanding and had no issue with her TikToks. They hired her back after she phoned her old manager 'sobbing'.
Lexi added that the firing is the reason she hasn't been posting on TikTok a lot and that she's just 'trying to process' her emotions.
And, as you can imagine, Lexi's followers started pouring in with support.
One person wrote: "I’m so sorry this happened and im so happy you’re speaking out! You deserved so much better." To which Lexi replied: "Thank you! I just hope this will help other people. I’m happy to be the martyr hahaha."
Another said: "This sounds like a wrongful termination lawsuit coming in hot!"
While a third added: "Why are jobs so secretive about salary? If your salary is bad, raise it. if your salary is good, you should be happy that ppl are wanting to work w/ u."