Home > News > Viewing Porn OK at Lunch Break, Italy's Highest Court Rules • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Viewing Porn OK at Lunch Break, Italy's Highest Court Rules

Viewing Porn OK at Lunch Break, Italy's Highest Court Rules
Get XBIZ News
Oct 14, 2015 11:01 AM PDT    Text size: 

ROME — Italy’s highest court has ruled that an employer cannot fire a worker for watching porn while on his lunch break.

Today, the Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal from FIAT, the man’s employer who terminated him, according to Live Sicilia.

The worker, known as Joseph Z, had argued that his viewing was limited to merely “catching a glimpse” of sexually explicit DVDs during his lunch break at the factory in Termini Imerese, a town near Palermo in Sicily.

Joseph Z originally lost his case at a district court five years ago, but won the next round at Palermo’s court of appeal. FIAT appealed.

Today, a high court agreed with the appeals court and found FIAT liable for the unlawful termination.

"In Italy, it is extremely difficult to terminate someone. Italian employment law heavily favors the employee, said adult industry attorney Marc Randazza, of Randazza Legal Group, who has an advanced legal degree from Italy and a collaborating office in Turin, Italy. 

"However, in the same supreme court session, the Italian high court confirmed that FIAT— the same employer — could fire a worker for smoking weed at work," Randazza told XBIZ.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Putting a Dollar Figure on Your Website's Worth

Daily, I get asked the question, “what’s my website worth.” And it’s the hardest question for me to answer. Someone will go to my website and fill out the contact form, put in... More »

New Solutions Require a Bullheadedness, Different Process

Each January we lead a small group of industry leaders on a tour of the crazy innovations at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. It’s a grind on our bodies. We all train for it beforehand.... More »

Adult VR Is Growing as a Profitable Market

A recent series of events is showing adult industry insiders that all the buzz about virtual reality is on a trajectory similar to the rise of mobile and unlikely to flame out the way 3D TV or cryptocurrency... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.



Mar 31 - Apr 02
Denver, CO.

Eurowebtainment 2017

May 17 - May 20
Majorca, Spain

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!