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Clem lost about 120 pounds before gaining back 10. He's also suffered some embarrassing side effects, including "extreme gas and uncontrollable diarrhea."
In 2013, Clem’s symptoms worsened, which caused “significant disruption in the workplace,” according to the suit.
Louann Clem, who began her job at Case Pork Roll in 2008, said company president Thomas Dolan repeatedly griped about her husband's gassy problem.
The suit alleges Dolan made Richard Clem work at home and said things like, "We cannot run an office and have visitors with the odor in the office," and "Tell Rich we are having complaints from people who have problems with the odors."
Man Fired For Farting Too Much
"extreme gas and uncontrollable diarrhea."
-link provided in OP
Pork company fires 400-pound Pennsylvania man for farting too much, masking scent of meat: lawsuit
What should food employees do when they have symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea?
If at work:
Stop work immediately;
Report to management; and
Go home and return after at least 24 hours have passed since the vomiting and diarrhea symptoms ended.
If the symptoms occur before the employee arrives to work, he or she should:
Notify the manager by telephone; and
Do not report to work until at least 24 hours have passed after the diarrhea and vomiting symptoms have ended.
originally posted by: Kali74
Poor guy but wtf was he doing working at 70?
The Clems' lawyer, David Koller, said his client's gastrointestinal disorders may be getting headlines, but aren't the key part of the case.
"Flatulence and farting is the sexy part of the story, but my client suffers from obesity, which is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act," Koller told The Huffington Post.
. . .
"I'm speaking up for people who are overweight," he said. "Does being obese mean you can't do a good job? Of course not!"
a reply to: Bybyots
I'm having trouble putting "masking scent of meat" in to context with the rest of the story.
originally posted by: odzeandennz
i would love to be in the courtroom when the lawsuit actually goes down. it would be just too funny. imagine saying 'My client sharted' and keeping a straight face.