A man who was fired by IBM for visiting an adult chat room during the workday is suing the company for million, claiming he is an Internet addict who deserves treatment and sympathy rather than dismissal.
James Pacenza, 58, of upstate Montgomery, says he visits chat rooms as treatment for traumatic stress incurred in 1969 when he saw his best friend killed during an Army patrol in Vietnam.
It was during such down time on May 28, 2003, that Pacenza logged onto a chat room from a computer at his work station.
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