Most American companies have disciplined or terminated employees for misuse of the Internet at work: survey

And employees in Europe admit to using the Internet during working hours to shop, arrange a holiday or watch sporting events
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/08/2003

Nearly two-thirds of American companies have disciplined employees for Internet misuse in the workplace. And nearly a third have terminated employees for Net abuse, according to a new study by Websense, Inc. in the U.S.

About 90 per cent of employees in Europe say the Internet can be addictive and 41 per cent admit to personal surfing at work for more than three hours a week, according to a separate Websense survey. Websense is a global producer of Internet management software.

Employees surveyed said they routinely use the Internet at work to: