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Old 06-03-2008, 12:21 PM   #31
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All this nonsense just for a bit of nudity. What sort of company fires you on the spot for having porn (if its illegal stuff its different of course)? I understand the injustice here is an unfair dismissal (from the reports we have). Anyone who finds regular porn offensive should think a bit about how they got here (IMO).
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:25 PM   #32
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you are wrong. some companys have policys in place to stop this kind of behaviour.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:51 PM   #33
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@ delshay,
I agreee but it's quite natural and I hate thoes who have such over offence to it, his boss shouldn't have fired him till he has the full picture. Someone has lost a job over nothing he got involved with and even if it was him, I don't think that was a fair cause. A suspension would have been more fair.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:02 PM   #34
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Default Re: distributing porn at work

IMHO it sounds like a pretty {bleep} company to work for if they do that.

However, if it were me I would just have said no thanks, its only some porn so to me it's no big deal just something I prefer in the privacy of my room.

Many companies don't like troublemakers though so this may be at the root of it.................


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Old 06-03-2008, 01:05 PM   #35
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ecomomist informed.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:09 PM   #36
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This thread rather belongs in the Coffeehouse general forum.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:11 PM   #37
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Default Re: distributing porn at work

well... here's another shocker...

when I worked at Netscape in 2001 (yes THE netscape)
I found kiddie porn on the internal newsserver

I reported it to HR.... and was told to "keep a very low profile" by the US manager who was a vietnam veteran... Mr Mike Sutton, unless I'm mistaken, now at AOL.

I guess I should have taken that to court.

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Old 06-03-2008, 01:18 PM   #38
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@tokyoracer

its likely i will lose my job if i dont do what their say.

iv being doing nothing for last 8 days.

i dont see why should go & see my doctor..what for

what am i going to tell him.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:18 PM   #39
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@ delshay
Is the company BT?
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i cant answer that question you just have to wait & see if it hits the news.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:34 PM   #41
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Find out about the grievance procedure and disciplinary procedures. Play EVERYTHING by the book - that way your behaviour is unimpeachable.

If you do that, then any tribunal (if it goes that far) will be on your side. If you don't, then your case is much weaker.

If that means seeing a doctor, then what is the harm?

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thats the problem. i was so affected by what he try to do i walk out of work & lock myself away..turn off my mobile phone.

no one could find me for 2 days & the police was call in to help find me.

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Old 06-03-2008, 01:48 PM   #43
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That's not irretrievable. Whilst they may be able to give you a warning of some sort (if they were so inclined) for not ringing in sick, that is unlikely to stand up as a sacking offence.

The best way to protect yourself is to make sure that you follow the grievance procedure from now on, and co-operate with any disciplinary type thing they may put you through.

It sounds like a pretty grim working culture, and I hope it all works out.

Best of luck matey.


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Old 06-03-2008, 02:23 PM   #44
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thats the problem. i was so affected by what he try to do i walk out of work & lock myself away..turn off my mobile phone.

no one could find me for 2 days & the police was call in to help find me.
Wow...sorry to hear that. I'd go see the doctor if I were you, it's at the company request.

You may have a case for sexual harassment I suppose, have they temporarily suspended the guy who passed you the disc as well?


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Old 06-03-2008, 02:28 PM   #45
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You may have a case for sexual harassment I suppose, have they temporarily suspended the guy who passed you the disc as well?

i dont know...and i dont want to know at this very time.
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