MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – An Australian appeal on Friday dismissed a bullying brought by an engineer accusing his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking the wind against him.
Victoria State Court of Appeal maintained a Supreme Court judge ruled that although engineer David Hingst's claims were true, flatulence did not necessarily have bullying.
Stallion said he would bring the case to the High Court, Australia's final appeal body.
The 56-year-old is seeking $ 1.8 million in damages from his former Melbourne employer, Construction Engineering.
Stallion testified that he had moved out of a common office space to avoid seemingly Greg Short's flatulence.
Stallion told the court that Short would then enter Hingst's small windowless office several times a day and break wind.
Stallion "claimed that Mr. Short would regularly break the wind on him or with him, Mr. Short thinks this to be fun," the two appeal courts said in their verdict.
Stallion said he would spray Short with deodorant and called his supervisor "Mr. Stinky."
"He would fall behind me and go away. He would do it five or six times a day," Stallion said. outside the court.
Briefly told court that he did not recall breaking the wind in Hingst's office, "but I may have done it once or twice."
Stall also accused Card of being abused over the phone by profane language and scare him.
The apple pockets found Stallion "put the question of Mr. Short's flatulence at the forefront" of his bullying and claimed that "flatulence constituted assault."
The court found that Short did not bully or harass Stall. Hingst had failed to conclude that Construction Engineering had been negligent.
Hingst worked for Construction Engineering as contract manager from May 2008 to April 2009.
He claims he was bullied at work until his job was terminated. [1