Well, it wasn’t just farting. The Daily News points out that Richard Clem had gastric bypass surgery because extreme obesity was threatening his life. Afterwards, he spent a lot of work time in the bathroom too, as he couldn’t control his bowels. According to his employer, Clem simply stunk too much, too often.
HuffPost reports that obesity is a condition protected by the Americans With Disabilities Act so Clem’s wife filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Case Pork Roll Co. in Trenton, where 70 year old Clem had worked as comptroller for 10 years.