What is the workplace coming to? Next, having a bowel movement in the employee bathrooms will be banned too!
The Social Security Administration has retracted a written reprimand to an employee who had trouble holding in his gas at work.
The man submitted paperwork explaining a medical condition that made holding in his gas a problem. But, his manager felt the documents didn’t prove anything writing “nothing that you have submitted has indicated that you would have uncontrollable flatulence. It is my belief that you can control this condition.”
The poor guy was charged with “passing gas and releasing an unpleasant odor” that created a “hostile work environment” for his coworkers.
In fact, the letter included 60 separate incidents over a span of three months that time stamped when the 38-year-old Maryland resident released the foul-smelling odor.
Can you say TMI?
The letter, which included a picture of two overweight individuals at an amusement park, (one said to be the worker in question), was published on The Smoking Gun website.
Even more humiliating than being called out on passing gas at work, the man is said to have had co-workers turn on him, refusing to work with him.
Senior management rescinded the official reprimand on December 17, 2012.
We know there’s two sides to every story, but we’re thinking this guy has great motive for a major discrimination lawsuit.