French firm liable after employee death during sex on business trip

A French company has been found liable for the death of an employee who died while having sex on a business trip.

French firm liable after employee death during sex on business trip

A French company has been found liable for the death of an employee who died while having sex on a business trip.

A Paris court has ruled the man - named as Xavier X - died of a cardiac arrested in an industrial accident while he was sleeping with a stranger, and so the family was entitled to compensation.

Although the firm - railway service company TSO - argued the engineer wasn't carrying out professional duties while joining a guest in her hotel room, French law says an employer is held responsible for any accident which happens during a business trip.

The man died at a hotel during a 2013 trip to central France, and the company said his death was the result of "an extramarital relationship with a perfect stranger".

The Paris appeals court upeld the view of the state health insurance provider by regarding the death as a workplace accident.

It said an employee on a business trip should get social protection "over the whole time of his mission".

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