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A Frenchman died during sex on a work trip — and now his employer is being held liable

A Frenchman died during sex on a work trip — and now his employer is being held liable

12.9.2019

A French man died during sex on a work trip — and now his employer is being held liable

A French company is held liable for the death of one of its engineers, whose fatal heart attack occurred while he was having sex on a business trip .

His employer, TSO, challenged the ruling, arguing the death occurred on his own time

The state health insurance provider reportedly labelled the incident a workplace accident, and in 2016 a court agreed, ruling that sex was considered"an act of normal life, like taking a shower or eating a meal".

According to media reports, the company told the Paris appeals court it should not be held liable for his death because it"occurred when he had knowingly interrupted his work for a reason solely dictated by his personal interest, independent of his employment".

The ruling means Mr X's family will be entitled to benefits from both the state and TSO, amounting to a monthly payment of up to 80 per cent of his salary until the year he would have been eligible to enter retirement, and a contribution towards his pension after his retirement year.

This follows a 2017 case where a French court found a company liable for an injury to a businessman's hand even though the injury had been sustained at 2:00am in a Chinese disco.

in a country New South Wales hotel room while on a work trip.

Workplace safety body ComCare disagreed, saying people needed to eat, sleep and attend to their personal hygiene but"you don't need to have sex".

Read more: ABC News

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