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Agent who viewed porn loses legal case

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Editor's note: This item is republished with permission from Global Edge Marketing Ltd. The original post can be viewed here. An estate agency manager in Southwest England who reportedly spent hours viewing Internet porn and playing online poker, has lost his legal case for unfair dismissal, reports Estate Agent Today. Sales manager Anthony Stewart, 33, who earned in excess of 50,000 British pounds (about $81,156) a year, took his employer Lloyds Property Group to an employment tribunal where he claimed tens of thousands of pounds for unfair dismissal and lost earnings. He lost his case but Lloyds, a three-office agency with a 30-year history, says it endured 14 months of hell and was left with a legal bill totaling 10,000 British pounds (about $16,231). Lloyds director Paul Fisher told Estate Agent Today: "We use an external (human resources) consultancy and made sure we followed all the correct procedures, to the letter. We put him on gardening leave and an inquiry ...