Sunday, February 18, 2007

AP Man Sues IBM Over Adult Chat Room Firing

Looks like a sad story in this case, but a policy is a policy.   

A man who was fired by IBM for visiting an adult chat room at work is suing the company for $5 million, claiming he is an Internet addict who deserves treatment and sympathy rather than dismissal.

Check this week's BusinessWeek cover story ("Get Healthy -- Or Else") for a tangentially related story -- e.g., smoke and get fired.

p.s. in case you're wondering how I found my way to the "Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader," The Observer, it's the instance of the story referenced in the AP XML syndication feed.

Source: The Observer: AP Man Sues IBM Over Adult Chat Room Firing

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