A Former Employee is Suing a Pork Roll Company For Wrongful Termination After Farting Too Much In The Office
NJ.com- A Trenton pork roll maker is being sued by the wife of a former employee who was allegedly fired for farting too much in the office, according to a federal discrimination lawsuit.
Louann Clem, who worked alongside her husband, Richard Clem, at Case Pork Roll Co., says in a federal lawsuit filed last month that after her husband received gastric bypass surgery he suffered serious consequences, including "extreme gas and uncontrollable diarrhea."
Case President Thomas Dolan began to harass Clem and his wife when the smell of Richard's flatulence began to overpower the aroma of pork roll, according to the lawsuit.
"We have to do something about Rich," the lawsuit says Dolan told Louann Clem. "This can't go on. We can't run an office and have visitors with the odor in the office."
"I'm proud of my clients for being brave enough to discuss something that is personal and perhaps embarrassing and they are looking forward to the court process and will accept the results of the judicial process," Koller said late Friday.
Clem is suing under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and the state Law Against Discrimination because of her association with her husband, who was 420 pounds and had an obesity disability, according to the lawsuit.
Okay, so there is going to be a strong contingent of people, that live outside of New Jersey, that don't understand how close to "home" the subject of this story hits. For a point of reference consider this, pork roll is the most delicious tasting, fantastic smelling, diabolically fattening meat that exists on this planet, and that is with all due respect to bacon. Keep that in mind as we go forward...
Listen up, and listen good Richard. Losing weight is not for everybody, and it's definitely not 420 pound men that work at pork roll factories. What's the best case scenario of getting this surgery? Living a couple extra years as a 300 pound man with a bunch of loose skin. Yikes, my tight skin crawls at the mere thought of it. Point being, it's much better to stay true to your job title and maintain the integrity of your position than it is to lose some weight and reek of a dirty diaper all day long. You think a defensive lineman would complain if he got cut after spending all offseason eating nothing but kale? That excess weight is what makes you so good at your job Richard. Everyone loves the obese pork roll salesman. Nobody, outside of his wife apparently, loves the overweight, rancid pork roll salesman.
I understand that it's not Richard's fault that one of side effects of his gastric bypass was literally smelling like a pile of shit all day, but it is his fault that he valued his health over his importance to the company. This guy loved pork roll so much that he decided to make it his profession and now he is going to renounce that love by trying to lose the weight that pork roll so generously granted him? He wasn't wrongfully terminated. It's very clear to me that he had lost the passion for his product. You can't put your heart and soul into pork roll while also limiting the amount of pork roll that your stomach allows you to eat. This guy was fired because he was already on his way out and the gust he got from an uncontrollable bladder was enough to push him through the doors. It's one thing when you are the smelly guy at the office, but when your ass overpowers the intoxicating smell of pork roll there isn't a workplace on Earth that your ass (literally) is considered safe in.
P.S. Not shocking that the wife is the one suing. Not an enviable position to be in to the life partner of man that can't stop farting, and can't find a day job because of it. Stay-at-home wife isn't all that great of gig when the whole house smells a year old carton of eggs.