Monday, June 16, 2008

Woman Loses Discrimination Claim Over Flatulence

A British woman who said she suffered cruel jibes from work colleagues because of her chronic flatulence has lost a discrimination claim.

The unnamed woman said she was taunted by colleagues at Leeds Metropolitan University because she suffered from severe irritable bowel syndrome and claimed disability and racial discrimination against the university, as well as constructive dismissal.

A Leeds employment tribunal was told one workmate said: "She opens the window because she sits there and stinks the place out - we shouldn't have to put up with it."

She told the hearing colleagues would make sniffing noises and "bowel jokes" when she was within earshot.

The three-strong tribunal panel dismissed all three of her claims.


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