NJ man was fired for farting, wife says in lawsuit against pork roll maker
Something smells off about this lawsuit.
The wife of a Trenton pork roll maker ex-employee is suing after the man was allegedly fired for farting too often.
The lawsuit by Louann Clemm takes aim at Case Pork Roll Co, saying its president harassed her and her husband — who worked together — until he was fired and she was forced to quit.
According to the lawsuit, Richard Clem had been obese — 420 pounds — when he underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2010.
"As a result of the surgery, Mr. Clem suffered side effects such as extreme gas and uncontrollable diarrhea," it states.
The symptoms got worse in 2013 and became a workplace disruption, according to the lawsuit. Case President Thomas Dolan even told Richard Clem he had to work from home, it states.
It says Dolan and the company's owner, Thomas Greib, harassed Louann Clem, telling her "We have to do something about Rich," and "We cannot run an office and have visitors with an odor in the office."
Richard Clem was terminated Feb. 28 of last year, the lawsuit states. It says Louann Clem quit the same day "because of the harassment and discrimination her husband faced as a result of his disability and the resulting symptoms."
Representatives of the company could not yet be reached for comment.
The lawsuit is below:
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