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Posted by: anon | 2010/07/05

viewing porn at work

Can someone be dismissed immediately for viewing porn at work during working hours? Is there a law for this or is it purely a company policy that needs to be adhered to. does anyone know. i cannot find anything on the net confirming such. thanks

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RE: VIEWING PORN AT WORK

Someone can be dismissed after a disciplinary hearing for viewing porn at work. This often depends on the working conditions and the disciplinary code of the employer. You can go on to the Dept. of Labour website who often have cases on various issues.

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Posted by: Purple | 2010/07/17

If you get an undesirable mail and immediately delete it its unlikely action will be taken, but if you receive a mail and pass it on, both parties could disciplinary action taken against them.
It depends on whether someone gets offended by the mail and reports it or not and on the company policy on personal e-mails.

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Posted by: Annon | 2010/07/16

Can someone be dismissed for get a mail and sending it on, the mail was quite harmless, the Wrestlers, got it from a Manager send it to staff...who''s to blame receiver or sender...Banking industry

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Posted by: Purple | 2010/07/06

Nobody can be dismissed immediatley for anything.

A hearing needs to be held and the company and the employee who allegedly viewed the porn must each using evidence and witnesses tell what happened. the company must try to prove that the employee viewed the porn and the employee must either admit that they did or prove that they didn''t. A chairperson should then make a decision on which side''s story is more likely to have happened - and wehther the employee is guilyt or not. If the employee is found guilty, the chairperson can give them a warning or a final written warning or another sanction that is approrpiate for the offence committed.

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