Australian woman gets workers' comp for sex-related injury during business trip
An Australian court has ruled that a bureaucrat who was injured while having sex on a business trip is eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
The Full Bench of the Federal Court ruled Dec. 13 in favor of the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, and rejecting the appeal of the federal government's insurer, ending a five-year legal battle.
Now, reading the story, it is implied - but not specified - that the light fixture that struck the woman was removed from the walls in the course of her extra-curricular activities. Had the light fixture simply fallen, it's hard to see how this wouldn't have been a work-related injury - she's in the hotel while traveling on work business. If it turns out that she pulled the fixture off the wall, though, then it's her own damn fault and Oz is just as messed up as MA.
And, gee, a bureaucrat getting injured while screwing? And receives compensation as an-on-the-job injury? I would think that screwing as a bureaucrat would be part of the job description. I have to admit, I begrudgingly admire the stones required to submit a workman's compensation claim for getting bashed in the face by a light fixture while getting some on a business trip. That takes a good amount of chutzpah...
In completely unrelated news, has anyone checked to make sure jigsaw is okay? :)
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