Dow Fires 40 in E-Mail Violations

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Dow has announced plans to fire 40 employees for sending inappropriate e-mail messages in the workplace. Offensive messages range from off-color jokes to nude pictures to violently explicit material.

Union officials claim Dow's search of 6,000 e-mail accounts in response to one complaint about offensive e-mail is nothing more than a "witch hunt" and an opportunity to fire people.

Last month, Dow fired 50 employees and disciplined 200 for e-mail violations. The company has no previous record of monitoring e-mail, but employees had been warned of company rules prohibiting the distribution of objectionable material on company computers.


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