A French business traveler died while having sex on a business trip. It was an extramarital affair with someone he had just met.
Although the man’s employer argued that he wasn’t “carrying out professional duties” when he had the cardiac arrest in the woman’s hotel room, under French law “an employer is responsible for any accident occurring during a business trip.”
A Paris court ruled that his death was an industrial accident and that the family was entitled to compensation.
…The company challenged a decision by the state health insurance provider to regard the death as a workplace accident.
The provider defended its position by insisting that sexual activity was normal, “like taking a shower or a meal”.
The court concluded that “[a]n employee on a business trip is entitled to social protection ‘over the whole time of his mission’ and regardless of the circumstances.”