Internet 'addict' claims unfairly fired

18th November 2003, Comments 0 comments

18 November 2003 , HANOVER - A self-professed internet “addict" told a court in Germany Tuesday his employer had no right to fire him even though he ran up about EUR10,000 in online charges at work.

18 November 2003

HANOVER - A self-professed internet “addict" told a court in Germany Tuesday his employer had no right to fire him even though he ran up about EUR10,000 in online charges at work.

The civil servant was sacked from his job with the state of Lower Saxony because he spent his work days logging on to porn websites.

"I am an addict and as such am unaccountable for my actions," he told the court. "I need therapy and understanding, not dismissal from my job."


DPA


Subject: German news

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