Woman Sues Employer Over Sex Accident on Business Trip

A woman is sent by her employer to a distant city for business purposes. She checks into a hotel the night before because she has a big meeting early the next morning. Apparently she has a big meeting of a different nature the night before, because she ends up back in her hotel room with some guy, and things start to get wild.

So wild, in fact, that a light fixture mounted on the wall above the bed comes loose, hits her in the face, and does some damage.

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What does she do? She sues her employer, reports MyFoxDC.com, reasoning that since it happened on the road for business purposes, her employer is responsible. In this case, her employer just happens to be the government -- the Australian government.

The woman, whose name has not been released, says that she sustained injuries to her nose, mouth and a tooth, and that there was "a consequent psychiatric injury," which involved some sort of "adjustment disorder," as well. It's probably best not to speculate on what she is having difficulty adjusting to.

She's suing the government because she claims that her injuries were sustained "during the course of her employment." ComCare, the Australian government's workplace safety organization, initially rejected her compensation claim, reasoning that sex "was not an ordinary incident of an overnight stay like showering, sleeping or eating," according to the Daily Telegraph.

Is her claim valid?
Yes318 (7.8%)
No3772 (92.2%)

The injured woman's attorneys claim that sex is an ordinary activity, no different from many others, and since the injury occurred while she was on a business trip, the employer that sent her should offer compensation. Her attorney says, "This is no different than slipping over in the shower or being bashed by a gang of thugs after a dispute over a woman," The Telegraph reports.

The case is now being heard by a Federal Court judge, who has yet to make a ruling.



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etinamax

It doesn't quote the extent of her injuries. Is she suing for injuries or emotional distress caused by these so-called injures. She probably scrathed her lip and loosened a tooth and now she is so psychologically distressed and emotionally distraught she can't stand it. Poor dear, my heart bleeds for her.

December 18 2012 at 12:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael Taylor

Wouldn't it make more sense to sue the Hotel? they know people rent-a-room to have sex in there, so they should make sure the fixtures are more accomodating.

August 24 2011 at 12:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SMRTNUP

Serves her right for picking a Monkey to have sex with !!! . . . Swinging from the light fixtures ? . . . OH YEAH !!!

July 31 2011 at 8:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
yolic99

your kidding me right? Next thing your hear is people suing vibrator for not performing !!!!!

July 29 2011 at 5:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nbart

I'm having a difficult time believing this story is true. Sounds like an urban legend in the making.

July 29 2011 at 4:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Michael Taylor

Look at the lawsuits in America, then remind yourself that Aus is even more of a "litigious society". haha

August 24 2011 at 12:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
G7GLUE

Trapeze act?

July 29 2011 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tmlbtb

She was swinging from the light fixture. Interesting, very interesting.

July 29 2011 at 4:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
The Sherwinator

What's next? Sue the hotel because the light fixture didn't hold up during "wild" sex activity?

July 29 2011 at 4:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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drich70143

May as well sue the fixture manufacturer as well, what the heck.

July 29 2011 at 5:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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July 29 2011 at 3:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lynn

She has a lot of nerve, I'll give her that. I don't think it's part of her job to have sex in her off time, business trip or not. Hopefully she'll lose, it's a ridiculous claim.

July 29 2011 at 3:10 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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