Surf porn in Company time, OK in Norway

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Final porn decision
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Charming little story of 2 oil company employees in Norway fired for surfing porn when they should have been drilling for oil. Their employeer fired them. Eventually the case got to the Norwegian Supreme Court who supported decisions refusing Conoco Phillips the right to fire them for surfing the Internet for pornographic images on company time.

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.

Good job if you can get it - somehow cannot see US Supreme court going along this route. (or even the UK Attorney General come to that)