Merrill Lynch staff sacked over porn, say reports

Summary:Stockbrokers Merrill Lynch gives staff the boot over email abuse

City stockbrokers Merrill Lynch has sacked 15 members of its London staff for sending offensive material on its system, say reports.

According to the Evening Standard, the offences allegedly included the downloading of pornographic material.

A Merrill Lynch spokeswoman said: "As is Merrill Lynch's policy, the firm will not tolerate any abuse of its business email system, particularly when extremely sensitive material is involved. When the abuse was discovered, after a proper investigation, we took immediate action and the individuals concerned were dismissed."

The 15 members of staff worked at the firm's Victoria offices.

Take me to the Web of Porn Special

To have your say online click on the TalkBack button and go to the ZDNet News forum.

Let the editors know what you think in the Mailroom. And read what others have said.

Topics: Networking

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.