A South Australian public servant has been sacked after urinating in an office kettle.

The human services employee was fired several months ago after a long-running investigation, the department confirmed on Wednesday.

Fellow workers had feared there was more than just pee in their tea, but fortunately that wasn’t the case.

“The investigation found that urine was present in a workplace kettle. No blood was found,” a department spokeswoman said.

“The thorough investigation found that a particular individual was at fault and this employee has since been terminated from the department.”