Man Wins Right to Watch Porn on Work Laptop During Lunch Break

By Gary Cutlack on at

An Australian man who was sacked for being rumbled watching pornography on a work laptop has been paid compensation, after a judge ruled that it was all above board as he was only unwinding with a bit of extreme banging during his lunch break. And also that there was no company policy in place specifically saying not to use the work laptop for porn.

The case concerns an insurance manager from Port Macquarie's Smarter Insurance Brokers in Australia, who was sacked for unsatisfactory performance with the added bonus of being caught using work hardware to browse pornographic web sites -- and even storing homemade videos of himself doing sex stuff on office-issued equipment.

The man didn't deny any of it but has walked away with $10,000 (£6,000) in compensation because his employer didn't have a policy about not filming yourself wanking on office equipment -- so a court ruled his sacking was wrong, with the ruling saying that: "In the particular circumstances of this case, the subsequently discovered misconduct involving the accessing, downloading and storage of pornographic material could not be properly held to represent valid reason for the dismissal of the applicant." [SMH via Indy100]


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