Adult chat firing ibm man over room sues


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This has to be one of the oddest stories I've ever read.He says he never visited pornographic web sites at work and violated no written IBM rule.He argues that other workers with worse offenses were disciplined less severely -- including a couple who had sex on a desk and were transferred.In papers filed in federal court in White Plains, Pacenza said the stress caused him to become "a sex addict, and with the development of the Internet, an Internet addict." He claimed protection under the American with Disabilities Act.His lawyer, Michael Diederich, says Pacenza never visited pornographic sites at work, violated no written IBM rule and did not surf the Internet any more or any differently than other employees. Shouldn't be looking at porn at work anyway, how is it stupid that he gets fired?He was doing something wrong at work, now boo hoo it's the managements fault now.Keep it in your pants and off your keyboard when you're at work.Guaranteed work will have a policy that you aren't supposed to use the internet for that kind of thing.Man sues IBM over firing, says he's an Internet addict--February 18, 2007 Story Highlights• Man says he needs sympathy, treatment for Internet addiction• James Pacenza was fired by IBM for visiting adult chat room on work computer• Attorney: Pacenza's Web surfing at work no different from other IBM employees• Company says its policy is clear, and Pacenza had been warned in past WHITE PLAINS, New York -- A man who was fired by IBM for visiting an adult chat room at work is suing the company for million, claiming he is an Internet addict who deserves treatment and sympathy rather than dismissal.James Pacenza, 58, of Montgomery, says he visits chat rooms to treat traumatic stress incurred in 1969 when he saw his best friend killed during an Army patrol in Vietnam.

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