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WTF??????????? For all those business travellers

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:57 am
by Arget
Married man who died during sex on work trip ruled ‘victim of industrial accident’
A court has ruled over a compensation claim from the family of a married engineer who died while having adulterous sex on a work trip.

Jon Locket
The SunSEPTEMBER 11, 2019

A married engineer who died of a heart attack after having sex on a business trip was the victim of an industrial accident, a French court has ruled.

The bizarre decision means the company which employs the man — named only as Xavier X — will now have to pay years of compensation to his family.

The dead man was working in the Loiret region on behalf of his bosses at railway construction firm TSO when he hooked up with a local woman.

However, he was later found dead in his hotel room in Meung-sur-Loire shortly after the pair had romped, reports the Mail Online.

The French authorities stated the shock death should be classified as an “accident du travail” — which entitles his family to benefits from both the state and employer.

That means his dependants will receive a monthly payout of up to 80 per cent of his salary until his due retirement age.

After that TSO will still have to contribute towards his pension, reveals the report.

An earlier court ruled “a sexual encounter is an act of normal life like taking a shower or eating a meal” — a decision which was then upheld by the appeal court.

The company argued the act was adulterous.

The company argued it couldn’t be responsible for the man’s death even though it occurred on a work trip because the heart attack was unrelated to the job he was there to do.


TSO also claimed the employee was not in the room organised by the company during the sexual act and that the encounter was adulterous.

But the court brushed these aside and said that an employee travelling for work remains the employer’s responsibility, regardless of what the he does on and off work hours.

Re: WTF???????????

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:28 am
by Freightdog
Good on the french.

If it happened in Britain, he’d likely be brought up on disciplinary charges.

Re: WTF???????????

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:35 pm
by SternAAlbifrons
Baguettes and adultery.
The only two aspects of the French mission civilisatrice that really took a foothold in Cambodia.

Re: WTF???????????

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:57 pm
by armchairlawyer
Freightdog wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:28 am
Good on the french.

If it happened in Britain, he’d likely be brought up on disciplinary charges.
Brought up from the grave you mean?

Re: WTF???????????

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:40 pm
by Freightdog
armchairlawyer wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:57 pm
Brought up from the grave you mean?
The HR machine knows no bounds nor limits. Not being able to defend himself is unlikely to slow them down

Re: WTF???????????

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:13 am
by Yerg
Freightdog wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:40 pm
armchairlawyer wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:57 pm
Brought up from the grave you mean?
The HR machine knows no bounds nor limits. Not being able to defend himself is unlikely to slow them down
Haha, ain't that the truth!!!

For all those business travellers

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:17 pm
by CamExpat
LONDON — A court in France has ruled that a man who died from a heart attack after having sex during a business trip had suffered a work-related accident and that his employer was liable.
Read more at https://www.todayonline.com/world/frenc ... any-liable

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