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May 8, 2006

NYC Worker Fired Anyway For Browsing the Internet

There was a story last month about a worker in the New York City Department of Education who appealed a decision to fire him for surfing the Internet.  An administrative judge ruled he should be reprimanded but not fired.  The city ignored the judge and fired the guy anyway saying the fact that he surfed the net showed how disinterested he was in doing his job.  How many workers in professions across the country does that describe?

No word on whether there will be any follow up in court.  The AP story here via the Houston Chronicle did not indicate any.

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