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French company liable after employee dies during sex on business trip

11 Sep

Yeah.

A French company has been found liable for the death of an employee who had a cardiac arrest while having sex with a stranger on a business trip.

A Paris court ruled that his death was an industrial accident and that the family was entitled to compensation.

The firm had argued the man was not carrying out professional duties when he joined a guest in her hotel room.

But under French law an employer is responsible for any accident occurring during a business trip, judges said.

The man, named as Xavier X, was working as an engineer for TSO, a railway services company based near Paris.

He died at a hotel during a trip to central France in 2013, as a result of what the employer called “an extramarital relationship with a perfect stranger”.

The company challenged a decision by the state health insurance provider to regard the death as a workplace accident.

The provider defended its position by insisting that sexual activity was normal, “just like as taking a shower or a meal”.

In its ruling, the Paris appeals court upheld this view.

An employee on a business trip is entitled to social protection “over the whole time of his mission” and regardless of the circumstances, it said.

 

9 responses to “French company liable after employee dies during sex on business trip

  1. freemattpodcast

    September 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Is it a slippery slope to have prostitution as a business expense?

     
    • Will S.

      September 11, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      You know, in Germany, government job referral services have referred women for sex work, so…

       
      • freemattpodcast

        September 11, 2019 at 5:19 pm

        Advantage: Will

         
      • Will S.

        September 11, 2019 at 5:31 pm

        😃

         
  2. greenmantlehoyos

    September 11, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Possibly the Frenchiest news story after “French minister found dead of corruption”

     
  3. info

    September 12, 2019 at 2:04 am

    What do you know. The 1st European country to pioneer the perversion of courtly love France.

     
    • Will S.

      September 12, 2019 at 9:36 am

      Appropriate…

       

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