Fired for Farting? Pork Roll Maker Sued for Wrongful Termination

A gastric bypass surgery led to serious side effects — then a lawsuit.

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In perhaps one of the most bizarre allegations of wrongful termination, a woman claims her husband had been fired from a pork roll manufacturer for excessive farting. Seriously, check out the court documents below.

Louann Clem has sued Trenton, N.J.-based Case Pork Roll Co. for disability discrimination, claiming that her husband Richard Clem underwent gastric bypass surgery — which has harsh side effects like “extreme gas and uncontrollable diarrhea,” according to court documents.

Mrs. Clem, of Levittown, Pa., further alleges that company president Thomas Dolan told Mr. Clem that he had to work from home “and that the office environment smelled because of Mr. Clem’s symptoms.” (It’s unclear from the complaint why the work-from-home option didn’t solve the problem.)

The complaint alleges that Dolan made comments like “we have to do something about Rich,” and “this can’t go on.”

Finally, Richard Clem was terminated on February 28, 2014. Louann Clem terminated her own employment on the same date.

It prompted Jezebel to write this amazingly hilarious headline: Fart Manufacturer Reportedly Fired Employee for Farting. (Bravo Jezebel. Bravo.) More info is below: