It would be very easy to see this as a “funny” and dismiss it. It is not. It is deathly serious.
I sound like Professor Snape.
Anyhows this is the story…
An Australian civil servant has lost a bid for compensation for an injury incurred while she was having sex during a work trip.
The woman was injured when a light fitting fell on her and a colleague while they were having sex in a motel.
The claimant initially won compensation from government insurer Comcare.
But the High Court overruled that judgement, saying the woman’s employer had not encouraged her to engage in the activity that led to the injury.
The woman says she suffered damage to her nose, mouth and a tooth and psychological trauma after the light fitting was pulled from its mount.
But after a lengthy legal battle, four of the High Court judges ruled against the woman, with one judge dissenting.
“When the circumstances of an injury involve the employee engaging in an activity at the time of the injury, the relevant question is: did the employer induce or encourage the employee to engage in that activity?” the court said.
“On the facts of the respondent’s case, the majority held that the answer to that question was ‘no’.”
The woman, who has not been named, has no further right to appeal.
And neither should she. That this got to the High Court rather than was laughed out of it is astounding. I have worked for gubbermunt at times and had sex and like whatever! What I do on my own dial is my job. What I do on the government is there’s. I once had rampant sex in a motel in the Florida pan-handle whilst watching “Grease 2″ If the candelabra had collapsed during the proceedings then…
OK, the BBC story carries two incompatible facts (and this is important which is why I bolded them). Either the light fitting fell out during this sexual escapade and then it perhaps ought to be the motel on the hook for the compensation or it was “pulled out” which means the motel ought to be be claiming from these two sorts for wrecking the room by swinging (literally) or something. What it has to do with the government is beyond me. And that one judge ruled the other way makes me despair.
Seriously this is a civil case involving either injury due to a poorly maintained motel or sexual antics that damaged that motel. God alone knows what it has to do with the gubbermunt!
And it is Gorton Girls who know all the words to songs by Chaka Khan. The graffiti is all over SE Manchester. Ever been to Gorton?