A French firm has been discovered responsible for the dying of an worker who had a cardiac arrest whereas having intercourse with a stranger on a enterprise journey.
A Paris court docket dominated that his dying was an industrial accident and that the household was entitled to compensation.
The agency had argued the person was not finishing up skilled duties when he joined a visitor in her lodge room.
However underneath French regulation an employer is accountable for any accident occurring throughout a enterprise journey, judges stated.
The person, named as Xavier X, was working as an engineer for TSO, a railway providers firm primarily based close to Paris.
He died at a lodge throughout a visit to central France in 2013, because of what the employer known as “an extramarital relationship with an ideal stranger”.
The corporate challenged a choice by the state medical health insurance supplier to treat the dying as a office accident.
The supplier defended its place by insisting that sexual exercise was regular, “like having a shower or a meal”.
In its ruling, the Paris appeals court docket upheld this view.
An worker on a enterprise journey is entitled to social safety “over the entire time of his mission” and whatever the circumstances, it stated.