Oh imagine all the claims coming out of the Labour party offices if you could get away with this here…corners of desks can be sharp, and carpet can leave nasty abrasions.
An Australian public servant injured on a work trip while having sex with an acquaintance at a motel is entitled to compensation, a court has found.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was denied a Workers’ Compensation claim for facial and psychological injuries suffered when a glass light fitting came away from the wall above the bed as she was having sex in November 2007.
She took ComCare, Australia’s federal government workplace safety body, to the Federal Court over its decision to reject her claim.
Today, Justice John Nicholas, ruled in her favour, saying the injuries were suffered in the course of her employment.
The woman’s employer had sent her to spend the night at a NSW rural motel before a departmental meeting the next day.
During the hearing, the woman’s barrister, Leo Grey, said sex was “an ordinary incident of life” commonly undertaken in a motel room at night, just like sleeping or showering.
Grey referred to previous cases, including when compensation was granted to a worker who slipped in the shower at a hotel.