Employment Law Colorado blog has an interesting blog post on a former employee suing IBM for his Internet addiction. The lawsuit is based upon a claim that IBM violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Although many bloggers’ spouses may disagree, Internet addiction is not currently recognized as a true addiction.
This Findlaw article examines the viability of the lawsuit. Surprisingly Internet addiction lawsuits are something employers could see more of in the future. So shut off those Blackberrys now.