CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – Just in case you’re wondering “NO”, you can’t get workers’ comp if injured on the clock while having sex.
Amazingly, last year Australian Federal Court awarded a woman compensation benefits for claiming she got banged-up on a business trip a few year ago. This time around, a higher court wisely reversed that decision.
In 2007 an unnamed working woman in her late 30’s was putting in some long hours on an out-of-office outing. The lonely Sheila was far from home, and decided to bring a friendly bloke up to her room after hours. The two where vigorously working some stuff out when a lamp fell on her face. Crickey!
When her employer rejected her workers’ comp claims from the injuries she received during her “light-fixture-to-the-face” sex, she sued and miraculously won! But, not so fast says Australia’s High Court.
Her crazy case was denied in a 4 to 1 decision.
Moral of the story; in Australia, if you’re getting paid while getting laid, better not injure yourself!