Court Says Man Can't Be Fired For "Stealing" 2 Cents Of Electricity From Work

A court has ruled that the man who was fired after he charged his Segway at work for 1.5 hours was wrongfully terminated. His boss asked him to remove the unit from the power source and 12 days later he got sacked for “stealing electricity.” The amount of power he absconded with was estimated to be of 2 cents in value.

The court said the punishment was way out of line relative to the offense, considering, “minimal electricity cost involved, the plaintiff’s 19-year employment by the company and the fact other employees charged mobile phones and digital photo frames at the firm’s expense without punishment.”

Firm can’t fire man for 1.8 cent theft [Reuters] (Thanks to Stephanie!)

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