Porn in the Workplace

A new report in Newsweek shows than employees watching internet pornography at work has risen 23% in the past year.

The article quotes several thoughts on the rise:

  • Employees are looking for ‘an escape’;
  • The huge proliferation in “adult” websites;
  • A younger workforce that believes porn is ‘not that big a deal’;

Porn Star Valentina Vaughn

The last reason resonates with me – maybe porn is (or isn’t) that big a deal to individuals – but it certainly must be for employers.

There’s the lost productivity; increased chances of sexual harassment lawsuits; and the potential for viruses that infect many porn websites.

All businesses should have a written policy stating the internet and company-e-mail is for business use only. And discipline needs to occur immediately when violations are found.

Finally, consider having sexual harassment training at your business. The examples many of us have for the lost revenue to employers around the country should result in a sobering experience for everyone.

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