Farting isn’t workplace bullying, court rules as judge throws out $2million case

A man has lost a $2 million negligence case against an engineering company because a judge ruled farting on an employee did not constitute harassment.

Justice Rita Zammit dismissed claims made by David Hingst, a contract administrator from Melbourne, who accused his supervisor, Greg Short, of bullying.

Mr Hingst alleged Mr Short, from Construction Engineering Australia, would regularly ‘lift his bum and fart’ on or at him, which he found ‘humiliating and disgusting’.