Labor & Employment
Aussie Woman Seeks Workers Comp for Injury During Hotel Sex
Posted Jul 27, 2011 10:33 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
The facts of the case are as unusual as the claim for compensation.
An Australian woman who had hotel sex with an acquaintance in 2007 was injured when a wall-mounted light fell on her during the encounter. Now the woman, a federal employee, is seeking workers compensation because the incident occurred during a business trip, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Herald Sun report.
The woman claimed having sex on a business trip is an “ordinary incident of life” that entitles her to payment under the workers compensation laws. The court did not reveal her name. She is appealing a decision denying compensation by an administrative appeals tribunal.