Atlas Logistics Group have found themselves in some seriously hot water after one of their warehouses found themselves on the wrong end of a lawsuit.
The warehouse had a problem with poo. Yeah, you read that right. An employee had been doing poos and leaving them around the place, meaning managers were forced to investigate and try to work out who was behind it all.
To do this, they decided to ask a couple of workers for their DNA, to rule them out, and made them consent to a ‘butt swab’ in order to do this.
Obviously, Dennis Reynolds and Jack Lowe were not happy about this, and to make matters worse for the company, the duo were exonerated.
The pair then went on and took the case to court, and have now won a tidy pay out of $2.2 million between them, with $1.75 million of that coming in punitive damages.
I mean, come on, you can’t go around asking people for swabs of their backsides so you can collect their DNA in hopes that they just might be the dirty bastard who is having a poo at work. That’s just one step too far and a massive invasion of privacy.
Despite that, Atlas is furious at the ruling and the amount of money awarded to the two guys and have promised to appeal. Good luck with that.