Five female employees are dismissed for misuse of e-mail at the workplace.
One is dismissed on the ground of abusing her employer's e-mail
policy by distributing religious and motivational material and the other
four are dismissed for sending out pornographic material on the first day
of spring, in the form of a bouquet of penises. This is only one example of
the numerous sensational incidents that have been reported of late in the
media relating to the misuse of e-mail and the internet at the workplace
(Herman "Misbruik jou Personeel Internet en E-pos?" Finansies en Tegniek
2000-6-23 30, Business Editor "Cyber Loafing new Employee Problem"
Eastern Province Herald 2000-10-9 6, Ord "Could you be a Cyber Loafer?"
Daily News 2000-10-12 10, Anstey "Women fired for e-mailing 'porn"'
Sunday Times 2001-01-21 25, Swanepoel and Van der Westhuizen "Kuberpret
kan Werkgewers Miljoene Kos" Beeld 2001-01-25 13, Rickard and Anstey
"'Naughty' e-mail now a hot legal Issue" Sunday Times 2001-01-28 30).