In the news recently was a story regarding a Social Security Administration employee whose flatulence has, apparently, made his co-workers beyond mad. Supervisors cited him for creating a hostile work environment! The charges were later withdrawn after the reprimand letter went public on the Internet.
Reading the reprimand letter is quite interesting in that the dates and exact times the employee let loose with some olfactory offensiveness is recorded. In order to reprimand, discipline or fire a US federal employee, there must be a plethora of documented evidence to substantiate the offenses and even then it is nigh on impossible to actually remove them from their position or fire them. This explains the detailed recording of every instance of flatulence this employee inflicted on his co-workers. Someone had to have been pretty peeved to have spent the time documenting the incidents so as to provide a substantive platform for disciplining him.
Of course, all that work was for naught because Administration officials withdrew the reprimand when it went viral. Mr. Rooting and Tooting is now free to can continue to affect the air quality in the workplace unimpeded despite knowing his co-workers and bosses find his flatulence to be quite rude.