Give that boss some Bean-O! And his unfortunate former employee could’ve used a gas mask.
In open-environment offices (the nice way to say cubicles), employees often get to know their co-workers – and their intestinal distress – much better.
Now many employees have to share their rumbly tummies, belches and bomborisms with fellow workers.
But what about intentionally aiming gas at a co-worker? In Britain, that’s a punishable offense!
Theresa Bailey took her case to an employment tribunal after her boss raised his right buttock from his chair and broke wind in her direction.
That’s not the only “laddish” (aren’t some Brit terms great?) behavior she was subjected to.
Bailey was the only woman employee at the Selectabase office and said her male co-workers also:
- threw a beach ball at her head when she complained about their sexual banter
- told her to wear a badge saying, “I’m simple,” when she had problems with her computer, and
- had to suffer sexist remarks such as, “Women can’t park cars.”
The employment tribunal ruled Bailey was sexually discriminated against and awarded her £5,146 (about $10,300), according to The Daily Mail.
A Selectabase spokesman denied any of its employees had acted in an inappropriate, unfair or discriminatory way.
Now HRB wishes lunch had been something other than a bean burrito.