ABA Journal


Labor & Employment

Reprimand for ‘Flatulence’ Withdrawn in Unusual Employee Discipline Case

Jan 11, 2013, 12:30 pm CST


I suppose the other employees could burn incense, or wear breather masks. Or, maybe they could call in their sister agency, OSHA, since this appears to be a workplace health issue.

By B. McLeod on 2013 01 11, 1:13 pm CST

This whole thing just stinks.

By Yankee on 2013 01 11, 2:25 pm CST

What kind of freak actually counts how often someone else farts?

By Violette on 2013 01 11, 4:06 pm CST

Maybe the poor employee would be eligible for an accommodating under the Americans with Disability Act?

By Nancy on 2013 01 11, 4:30 pm CST

re 4, yes, and this may be a medical condition that renders the person too disabled to work in an office.

By too disabled on 2013 01 11, 4:47 pm CST

Nancy, at this point, I think that is the only kind of "dating" the worker in question can hope to experience.

By B. McLeod on 2013 01 12, 12:58 am CST

#3 Violette: Nothing remotely like this, I assure you, but such freaks are in management and HR. I and another employee were fired from an airport authority (a third beat them out by retiring) in what was arguably an executive management campaign to clean out our division for more favored people, regardless of education or experience, before a certain person retired. Management "documented" outrages like being 2 minutes late for meetings or artificial deadlines, not cc'ing someone on an email, terminating a phone conversation with someone who was repeatedly interrupting and screaming at you, even our clothing! Seemingly anything to create a record for "progressive discipline" then termination. (PS to my fellow females: Spiegel garb might not be stylish enough! - and the involved management and HR people were all women............)

By PhillyGirl on 2013 01 12, 5:25 pm CST

Vegans. Meh.

By AndytheLawyer on 2013 01 16, 8:15 pm CST

If people had offices instead of "modules" this wouldn't be an issue--and they might be more productive.

By BMF on 2013 01 22, 2:04 am CST

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