A man fired by IBM for visiting an adult chat room at work is suing the company for $5 million, claiming he is an addict who deserves treatment, not dismissal. James Pacenza says he visits chat rooms to treat traumatic stress incurred in 1969 when he saw his best friend killed during an Army patrol in Vietnam. In papers filed in federal court, Pacenza said the stress caused him to become "a sex addict, and with the development of the Internet, an Internet addict." He's claiming protection under the ADA.
'Sex Addict' Fired for Visiting Adult Chat Room at Work Sues IBM For $5 Million, Claims Disability
The Associated Press
February 21, 2007
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