An Australian civil servant who claimed for damages after being injured during sex on a business trip has lost her case.
The woman, who has not been named, suffered wounds to her nose, mouth and teeth after being hit by a falling lamp.
She was initially awarded compensation but Australia’s High Court has now overruled that judgement.
She demanded compensation on the grounds the incident occurred in a hotel room reserved by the employer as part of a business trip.
The court said: “The relevant question is: did the employer induce or encourage the employee to engage in that activity?”
“On the facts of the respondent’s case, the majority held that the answer to that question was ‘no’.”