Government worker reprimanded for excessive farting

Dates and times of passing gas 
By: Hydar Tomar 

Is farting in the workplace an offense? Well it might be if other workers feel that you create an intolerable environment.

A U.S. federal employee was officially reprimanded for excessive flatulence on the job. The employee received a five-page letter, which includes a record of the dates and exact times of his passing gas.

The federal employee who works in Baltimore, Maryland, received the letter, which accuses him of "conduct unbecoming of a federal official."

The Social Security Administration employee was informed that his "uncontrollable flatulence" had created
an environment that is "intolerable" and "hostile" to his peers, several of which have filed complaints with supervisors.

The 38-year-old worker had submitted evidence that shows he was suffering from a "medical condition" that caused him sometimes to be unable to work full days.

A SSA manager noted in a letter to the worker that “nothing that you have submitted has indicated that you would have uncontrollable flatulence. It is my belief that you can control this condition.”