Sunday, April 24, 2005

Norway's SC: employees can't be fired for surfing for porn at work

This is the most ridiculous, asinine, bone-headed, moronic, maddening, pound your head against the wall, "what the &%$#*@ are they thinking with?" court ruling I've heard in a while:
The two workers on the Ekofisk field lost their jobs after being caught peeping at porn on the job in the summer of 2002. The pair took their case to court and won at both the municipal and appeals level, NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) reports.

Conoco Phillips appealed the decisions to the Supreme Court in order to have a clarification of what employees can do on company time and what employers can do to enforce violations of company policy.

The Supreme Court has ruled that the firings were not justified and have awarded the two NOK 250,000 (USD 40,000) each in compensation.

Like I said: "what the &%$#*@ are they thinking with?" Not their brains, obviously.

Note that this comes on the heels of the revelation that "progressive" Supreme Court justices have admitted to looking at European laws and rulings in order to shape their own rulings. So don't be surprised if a case like this shows up in America sometime soon.

[Snookered from the Jawa Report.]


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