Merrill Lynch Porn Ring: Giving A Whole New Meaning To Getting Your Irish Up

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According to the British business news blog HereIsTheCity, a group of Merrill employees have been fired or suspended for forwarding pornographic emails from their work computers.

Merrill Lynch is said to have fired 13 employees in Dublin last week for alleged e-mail abuse. The firm is also said to have given written warnings to an additional 7 staff, who were sent home from the office following an inquiry.
According to press reports, two staff members were previously fired after they allegedly sent a por.ographic e-mail to a client. The latest sacking are believed to have resulted from a subsequent wide-ranging review of staff e-mails. The 13 staff who were been given the boot last week (both men and women) will have the right of appeal. The 7 who received written warnings will be required to undertake retraining on internet and e-mail practices.

Which brings us back to that potentialPlayboy LBO. If you can get canned for forwarding racy emails or looking at porny websites, how is anyone ever going to be comfortable raising money for a deal involving a girly-magazine and its internet properties? Or is there a "deal related porn only" qualification to the company policy.

Top Firm Fires Staff After Alleged E-Mail Abuse
[HereIsTheCity]

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