updated 4/10/2006 4:37:28 PM ET 2006-04-10T20:37:28

An employment tribunal has ruled against a British teacher who claimed a noisy chair made classroom life a misery.

Bristol City Council confirmed Monday that the tribunal last week dismissed the complaint by Sue Storer, 48, former deputy head teacher at Bedminster Down Secondary School.

Storer said the school failed to replace a chair that made an embarrassing "farting" noise whenever anyone sat on it, although other staff received new chairs. She said the chair was a source of embarrassment, especially at parent-teacher evenings.

She also claimed that male colleagues were favored over her.

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