A married man who died of a heart attack after having sex on a business trip in France was ruled to have been the victim of a workplace accident, making his company financially responsible.
Engineer Xavier X was found dead in his hotel room in Meung-sur-Loire shortly after having sex with a local woman he’d just met, according to the Times of London.
Lawyers for his bosses at the Parisian railroad construction company TSO insisted he was not performing duties when he had the heart attack. Appeals court judges ruled that an employee on assignment “is entitled to their employer’s protection for the duration of their mission … whether or not the accident takes place as part of a professional activity or as an act of normal life,” the report said.
The ruling entitles the victim’s family to benefits from both the state and employer.