Judge Rules on Legality of Web Surfing at Work
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.
Now it's the law. Surfing the Web is the equivalent of talking on the phone or reading a newspaper. That's what a judge ruled in matter involving a New York Department of Education employee. The worker got caught checking news updates and travel fares on the Web. The punishment, a mere reprimand. The judge ruled, since workers are allowed to chat on the phone if it doesn't interfere with their work, they should also be allowed to surf the Web.
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