[governance] web: Technology addiction lawsuit

Sylvia Caras Sylvia.Caras at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 18:52:00 EST 2007


Just last month, in a U.S. District Court in New York, IBM asked a 
federal judge to dismiss an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 
lawsuit brought against it by a former employee. Plaintiff James 
Pacenza, who had been with IBM for 19 years, alleges that he was 
wrongfully fired for misusing his workplace computer. More 
specifically, Pacenza claims he is "addicted" to the Internet - and 
thus suffers from a disability. He also says the root of his 
disability is another disability - post-traumatic stress disorder 
(PTSD) based on his service in Vietnam.

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