Advert

Latest

UK Government Wants Netflix To Label The Crown As Fiction
published at21 minutes ago
Advert
Advert

Most Popular

Advert
News

Man Sacked For Pooing In Front Of Colleagues Loses Unfair Dismissal Tribunal

Man Sacked For Pooing In Front Of Colleagues Loses Unfair Dismissal Tribunal

An Aussie man who was sacked for pooping twice in front of colleagues has lost an unfair dismissal tribunal.

Production technician Anthony Lear claimed he had been unfairly let go from his job at BHP WAIO (Western Australian Iron Ore) after having a poo in public.

According to documents from the Fair Work Commission (FWC), Lear pooped in 'an active work area' at the Yandi Mine in Western Australia on two separate occasions last March.

During the first of the two occasions, Lear was alleged to have done his business down a drill hole, while in the second he went on the 'collar' of a drill hole, news.com.au reports.

Advert
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The FMC document reads: "This conduct occurred, said the respondent, against a backdrop of unsatisfactory workplace behaviour - which when considered with the incidents, led the respondent to dismiss Mr Lear."

However, Lear argued he was not given a valid reason for his firing and said he had been forced to go where he did because of a lack of toilet facilities on the site.

He said he covered up his poo immediately and had used the drill hole like a long drop toilet. He went on to say that he had been suffering with 'explosive diarrhoea' and that was he was in pain.

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
News

Man To Be Reunited With Wallet After Losing It 26 Years Ago

Advert

After the first incident, a colleague saw him dropping a rock down the hole and asked what he was doing, to which Lear told him: "I took a s*** down the hole."

Yandi Mines. Credit: Google Maps
Yandi Mines. Credit: Google Maps
News

Malaysia Airlines Steward Loses Unfair Dismissal Case After Being Sacked For Being Overweight

published at9 months ago

In the second incident, Lear said he knew he would not be able to make the eight-minute drive to the nearest toilet so began to look for somewhere to go.

He told a colleague: "I need to take a s***" and "I'm about to s*** myself, turn around, turn around."

Advert

When the co-worker noticed a bad smell he asked Lear: "What are you doing? Why are you s***ing on a collar?" to which he responded: "I couldn't hold it."

The tribunal was told the toilets are about five to six minutes apart on the site, but Lear argued that it depended on traffic.

The FWC found that the employer had a valid reason for dismissing him, stating: "Mr Lear's dismissal was neither unjust, unreasonable nor harsh."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Weird, Australia

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Boris Johnson Says People Who Test Negative For Covid-19 Could Be Released From Tier 3 Restrictions
published at3 days ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

News

You Can Now Get Lotus Biscoff KitKat Chunky

published ata day ago

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at editorial@ladbible.com