French Courts: company liable after employee dies during sex on business trip
ShootyMcShootyface 11 Sep 19 16:19
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Would a two year overseas secondment be covered?

Asking for a friend 

Only the French could class adultery committed whilst on a business trip as an industrial accident.

Presumably terrified that their air traffic controllers would go on strike and that their farmers would start burning tyres across all of the road exits from Calais if they decided that adultery didn’t deserve a massive payout 

Court probably took pity on the destitute widow and kids. State sanctioned adultery..

This was only in the narrow context of allocating insurance liability. The basis of the decision was that your employer’s insurance should cover you for anything that happens while you’re on a business trip, within reason. That doesn’t seem like an unreasonable position - it’s just that the facts are colourful.

I’m actually surprised the insurer disputed it. Pretty sure our work health and travel insurance would pay out in such circumstances.