Skip to comments.Man insists boss's flatulence 'was a form of bullying' - and is suing for $1.2 million
Posted on 03/27/2019 1:12:54 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
A case of a form of schoolyard squabbling arrived at a Court of Appeal in Australia on Monday. The court is tasked with deciding whether flatulence is a form of bullying.
According to 56-year-old David Hingst, a former employee at Construction Engineering, it certainly is.
Hingst sued the firm for bullying in 2017, accusing supervisor Greg Short (whom Hingst referred to as "Mr. Stinky") of being a serial offender who regularly "thrusted his bum" at him, news.com.au reported quoting The Australian Associated Press. Hingst is seeking damages of AUS$1.8 million ($1.28 million).
"I would be sitting with my face to the wall and he would come into the room, which was small and had no windows," Hingst told the news service, according to news.com.au. "He would fart behind me and walk away. He would do this five or six times a day," which led the engineer to spray deodorant at his boss, the news site reported.
The recurrent gas-passing, Hingst claimed, was part of a conspiracy to end his employment and caused him "severe stress." (Hingst also alleged he was marginalized by employees and received bullying phone calls.)
Neither party to the lawsuit returned a request for comment.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Why didn’t he light a match? (in self defense)
“...who regularly “thrusted his bum” at him, ...”
I suspect this behavior meets with great approval to many readers of the San Francisco Chronicle.
If he was doing it on purpose, that’s one thing. But my Mom had Chrone’s disease and couldn’t control things like that. It embarrassed her to no end.
that just stinks.
My employees would ask if I sh!t myself and I would always answer “No. I always smell like this at (whatever my watch said)”
Accused of bullying?
Meet in the parking lot after work.
Early Morning Wake Up Call
Note to self: Don't move to Australia. Or San Francisco.
Sometimes you should just take a hint and go find a new job. I can’t believe he’s looking for a jackpot.
I’ve worked for a lot of bosses who made a habit of tooting their own horn.
Fartgate! A scandal that will blow any other scandals sky high! Boom! Tic Toot!
Thin skin queers. Can take it up the ol ehm but cannot stand a little parlor poop.
“Ah, I fart in your general direction.”
Get some Carolina Reaper peppers. Grind, mix with water in a blender, strain, put in small spritzer bottle.
Spray on behind of anyone doing this.
Just think what the wives of America could get? Divorce court transformed!
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