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Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation has ruled that Fiat was wrong to sack an employee for watching porn DVDs during his lunch break, LiveSicilia reports. Back in 2010, a court in Termini Imerese, Sicily, backed the company's decision to dismiss the man from its local factory for eyeballing smut. Palermo's Court of Appeal …

  1. Ralph B

    Meta NSFW?

    Lets hope reading about porn at work sacking at work sacking doesn't become a thing.

    1. Grikath

      Re: Meta NSFW?

      Not if you do it during your *unpaid* lunchbreak, using your own device. Your time, your equipment. Boss can be a wanker somewhere else.

  2. Your alien overlord - fear me

    Bet el Reg journo's are now being more careful :-)

    1. Dave 126

      Indeed Reg hacks are being more careful- hence today's Reg report of 3M's 'Privacy Film', that reduces the viewing angle of any screen it is placed over:

      1. Warm Braw

        It's not necessarily the angle of the screen that needs concealing...

    2. TitterYeNot

      "Bet el Reg journo's are now being more careful"

      No, they cut some slack for the hacks as there's no sacking for fapping, that's for jerking while working.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    It's a national pastime.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Why the downvote ?

      They voted for Berlusconi and Ilona Staller

  4. hatti

    So you can mix business with pleasure.

  5. Wommit

    at least he wasn't 'abusing' Fiats internet system.

  6. Anonymous Coward

    Think about the unholstery!

    You Fiat's seat covering have been thoroughly tested for being stain free and ease of cleaning...

  7. Nolveys

    No Porn At Lunch?

    Next they'll be saying that we can't look at porn during meetings.

    1. Lusty

      Re: No Porn At Lunch?

      You can look, but you can't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste...

      1. Hairless Biker

        Re: No Porn At Lunch?

        .. but don't inhale?

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: No Porn At Lunch?

          Re: .. but don't inhale?

          No - taste but don't put it in a cup and pass to the two girls next to you....

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: No Porn At Lunch?


  8. hi_robb


    Fiat were right to sack the wanker...

    /gets coats

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  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A guy where I work was sacked. He wasn't merely looking at porn, he was actually hosting a porn website on a work computer!

  11. dan1980

    So, just to clarify, there's no actual proof of what this employee was doing, right?

    So the question is whether the sacking was unlawful because it was based on unproven suspicions or because watching porn during your lunch time is not something you can be sacked for.

    In other words: if it could be proven that this person was watching porn at work, during a break, would the sacking still be unlawful?

  12. Roj Blake Silver badge

    Too Much Wanking in the Office

    A classic bit of Big Train, semi-NSFW

  13. MontyBrasfield

    This is amazing! I can't wait to go to work on monday and watch some porn on or xHamster during the lunch break :))

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