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It also claims Pacenza was told he could lose his job after an incident four months earlier, which Pacenza denies."Plaintiff was discharged by IBM because he visited an Internet chat room for a sexual experience during work after he had been previously warned," the company said.
Pacenza, 55 at the time, had 19 years of IBM service and said he could have retired in one more year. has asked Judge Stephen Robinson for a summary judgment, saying its policy against surfing to sexual sites is clear.In papers filed in federal court in White Plains, Pacenza said the stress caused him to become "a sex addict, and with the development of the Internet, an Internet addict." He claimed protection under the American with Disabilities Act.His lawyer, Michael Diederich, says Pacenza never visited pornographic sites at work, violated no written IBM rule and did not surf the Internet any more or any differently than other employees.A man who was fired by IBM for visiting an adult chat room during the workday is suing the company for million, claiming he is an Internet addict who deserves treatment and sympathy rather than dismissal.James Pacenza, 58, of upstate Montgomery, says he visits chat rooms as treatment for traumatic stress incurred in 1969 when he saw his best friend killed during an Army patrol in Vietnam.