Fiat Employee Who Watched Adult Movies on Break Did Nothing Wrong: Italian Supreme Court

Watching adult entertainment during your lunch break is anything but wrong - you don’t have to take our word for this, since the Italian Supreme Court says so. This has to do with the story of a Fiat employee who got fired after being caught enjoying naughty productions during his lunch break.
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The story started out back in 2010, when the man, who worked at a Fiat plant in Termini, Imerese (a town in the proximity of Palermo, Sicily), was found guilty by a Termini court. The man appealed the decision and the verdict was changed, with the Palermo court of appeal ruling the man had been wrongfully fired. Last month, Italy’s Supreme Court confirmed this decision, according to the Italian media.

The worker claims his triple-X stint was short, but what convinced the court was the fact that there was no evidence of the activity interfering with the man’s work.

While we are, by no means, encouraging you to replicate the man’s lunch break moments, there’s another practice you won’t be able to get away with. The Supreme Court confirmed the dismissal of another Fiat employee who was caught enjoying marijuana on his lunch break, with the event also taking place in 2010 at the same factory.

Then again, it depends on which side of the pond you do this - we’ll remind you 2010 was also the year that saw a group of Chrysler employees in Michigan smoking pot and drinking alcohol on their lunch breaks. Sure, this was before Fiat Chrysler, but the point still stands.

After a court had stated the workers should be offered back their jobs, reporters found employees doing the same thing one year later. The twist? They were enjoying the various substances on private property, which happened to be owned by the United Automobile Workers.

You can find a video of the 2011 conscience-altering episode below.

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