Boss Who Got Sued For Millions Over Repeatedly Farting On Employee, Wins Court Battle

Boss Who Got Sued For Millions Over Repeatedly Farting On Employee, Wins Court Battle

Recently, an employee who sued his superior for repeatedly blowing wind on him got no help from the court. He asked for $1.8m from his boss, but the court ruled farting is not bullying!

There's uplifting news for folks who think farting is simply a high-class prank, as recently indicated by one judge in Australia – flatulating on your associates isn't a form of bullying!

To some degree, anyway. We're almost certain that holding down your partner's head and intentionally flatulating on them would be considered bullying. 

Source: Pixabay (For representational purposes only)


Be that as it may, over and over flatulating inside a little, austere office in front of different coworkers isn't considered harassing. Flatulating is, all things considered, a universal joke – it's entertaining in any language.

Until that is, you're compelled to share the previously mentioned little, austere office with somebody who loves to rip out big ones constantly.

Source: Pxhere (For representational purposes only)


In a similar incident, David Hingst was so put off by his partner's breeze that he thought it constituted tormenting. To such an extent, indeed, that he took his former manager, Construction Engineering, to court, requesting $1.8 million AUD (about £980,000) in harms.

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Hingst denounced his previous administrator, Greg Short, of over and over flatulating in the little, austere office they shared, which he saw as a type of harassment.

Nonetheless, the Court of Appeal in the Australian territory of Victoria has rejected Hingst's case, deciding that regardless of whether his 'allegations of malicious flatulence' were valid, it doesn't really add up to tormenting, the Independent reports. 

Source: Twitter (David Hingst exiting the court wearing a mask) 


In the case, 56-year-old Hingst affirmed that he had moved out of mutual office space at the company's building principally to get away from Short's malodorous farts.

Regardless of moving office, Hingst guarantees Short would come into his new office and keep on farting a few times each day.

Source: Twitter (David Hingst’s appeal was unsuccessful)


It was not expressed whether Short would ask Hingst to pull his finger or not. Outside the court, Hingst said, "He would fart behind me and walk away."

"He would do this five or six times a day. He used to thrust his bum at me while he was at work." Hingst said he would shower Short with antiperspirant to neutralize the farts, and evidently called him 'Mr. Stinky'.

Source: Pexels (For representational purposes only)


Short, be that as it may, told the court he didn't recall regularly flatulating inside Hingst's office, however, he admitted it could have happened 'a few times'.

The judge found that Hingst 'put the issue of Mr. Short’s flatulence to the forefront' of his harassing case, saying his contention was that 'flatulence constituted assaults'.

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The court, be that as it may, led Short did not menace or disturb his associate, and the construction organization had not been careless. Hingst guaranteed the tormenting had been so awful, it was the reason he was let go from his job in 2006.

The firm says he was terminated due to a 'downturn in the construction industry'. Hingst has said he will appeal the ruling in Australia's High Court.

Source: Pxhere (For representational purposes only)

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