Looking at porn at work is not a sackable offence…

Two Norweigan workers sacked for looking at online pornography in the office have been awarded 250,000 Kroner (£20,000) a head for unfair dismissal, according to local newspaper reports.

The former Conoco Phillips employees – given the sack from their posts on the Ekofisk oilfield in 2002 after being caught red-handed while perusing online adult entertainment – had already won their case at both municipal and appeal levels.

Conoco Phillips appealed again 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”.

But the court duly clarified that the sackings were not justified and awarded the pair compensation, reports Aftenposten Norway.

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