Pork company fires 400-pound Pennsylvania man for farting too much, masking scent of meat: lawsuit BY Melissa Chan NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, October 2, 2015, 3:36 PM A A A Share this URL iStock A Pennsylvania man was fired from his job at a pork company for farting too much, according to a federal lawsuit. Getting fired stinks — especially if it's because you fart too much. A Pennsylvania man claims a pork company fired him for letting it rip so many times at work that the stench started masking the smell of their popular hickory-smoked ham, he told the Daily News. “I think it’s disgusting. This is all very embarrassing,” said Richard Clem, a former comptroller for Case Pork Roll Company, which is based in Trenton, N.J. “The fact is that I was a loyal and trusted employee for 10 years.” The 70-year-old said he couldn't help his flatulence after he underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2010 and his symptoms of “extreme gas and uncontrollable diarrhea” worsened in 2013. “It was very dangerous. More than once, I’m arriving for work and I’m up the steps and into the bathroom right away,” he said. “You don’t hold it in. You don’t do it. You’re not going to make it. I always kept a change of clothes at work just in case.” The 420-pound man suffered from obesity and had the operation to save his life. But his gas "constantly" prompted complaints from his boss, his wife Louann Clem alleged in a federal discrimination lawsuit she filed against the company. "We have to do something about Rich. This can't go on," said the company's president, Thomas Dolan, according to the lawsuit. "We cannot run an office and have visitors with the odor in the office,” Dolan allegedly said. “Tell Rich that we are getting complaints from visitors who have problems with the odors."