Sex at work injury is covered???

There are some things that you just don’t know how to respond to. Here’s the story:

A government employee is sent out of town on business. While there, she decides to have dinner with an old friend who lives in the area. One thing leads to another and they end up back at her motel having sex. The sex must have been good (or at least animated) because a glass fixture over the bed fell and injured her.

This women filed for compensation claiming that the injury occurred while she was at work.

What makes this case even more crazy is the fact that, after three court cases, the jury agreed that she should get compensation because  whether she was ”playing a game of cards” or having sex, she was still essentially at work.

The problem with this case is that it means that companies will have to pay close attention to who they sent where and for what because they are essentially responsible for the safety of their employees for the whole time they are away.

You can read the whole story here.

Reactions? Thoughts?

3 thoughts on “Sex at work injury is covered???

  1. Question is, this happened in Australia. I don’t think a carrier (WC) or the Courts n the US would let this fly as she wasn’t performing “the duties” of her job at the time of the occurrence.

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