Think about someone you’ve worked with that you really didn’t care for. What’s the worst thing they did? Probably not even close to this guy who apparently farted, made guttural sounds, walked around barefoot and washed his feet with vinegar in the workplace. It was so bad that a fellow co-worker who continually complained finally was granted permission in a federal tribunal to work in a different building.
An Ottawa public servant, Line Emond, testified that the problems started when she told this male co-worker that washing his feet in vinegar in his cubicle was “inappropriate” after he moved into a cubicle next to her at the Parole Board of Canada. That’s an understatement!
He was also accused of making noise in the kitchen, eating strong-smelling leftovers in a noisy way and yelling and swearing at colleagues.
After several years of complaints and legal wrangling Edmond has won the legal right to work in a different building.