Chinese Worker Dismissed for Spending Six Hours in Toilet During Office Hours:
According to a report from the South China Morning Post, an individual named Wang, who is a Chinese man, dismissed from his job due to spending an excessive amount of time in the restroom during work hours. Wang employed by the company since April 2006 and held a non-fixed-term contract starting from April 2013.
Wang had undergone surgery in December 2014 and claimed to experience persistent pain afterward, which led him to spend three to six hours in the restroom every day starting from July 2015. The company’s records indicated that between September 7 and 17, 2015, Wang visited the restroom 22 times, with each visit lasting between 47 to 196 minutes. Consequently, his employment terminated on September 23, 2015, citing reasons such as tardiness, early departure, and unauthorized absences.
Wang appealed to the company, seeking reinstatement and the continuation of his non-fixed-term contract. However, after undergoing the legal process, the courts ruled against him, deeming his prolonged restroom stays to be beyond reasonable physiological needs. The court affirmed the legality and justifiability of his termination.
This case garnered attention on social media, with many users expressing astonishment at Wang’s behavior. Some commented that spending four hours out of an eight-hour workday in the restroom was unacceptable for any employer, while others likened it to being paid for using restroom facilities. Concerns also raised regarding the potential consequences if employees were to prevail in similar cases, suggesting a significant impact on restroom usage.