A web addicted accountant is celebrating a £38k payday after winning an employment tribunal brought against his former employer.
Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) found themselves in the dock after dismissing David Innes from his post, citing how his internet usage breached company policy after amassing an 27,500 website hits.
Company bosses insisted that Innes spent a “ridiculous” amount of time online and had submitted a timesheet where he admitted “certain hours of unproductive work.”
But this evidence was dismissed by Judge Ian McFatridge who accused Innes performance manager, David Pratt, of having: “absolutely no idea of how to interpret the internet usage report.”
Innes, who had been suffering from depression, described the payout as “fair recompense.”
SSE has 40 days in which to consider an appeal.