This is just mind-blowing! A French businessman dies of a heart attack while having an adulterous affair with a complete stranger that picked up from the bar - and his family sued his company. Get this, the judge agreed that the man wouldn't have been having the affair if the company didn't send him away on a business trip.
So apparently, in France, if you want to commit a crime you should do it while you're on a business trip. Then you could claim 'the company made me do it'. Don't really, but you get the point.
According to The Blaze, on Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere discussed the French court's stunning ruling and decision to hold businesses responsible for their employee's actions, even when they are off duty and clearly not acting on company business.
"In France, here's what happened: an employee died on a business trip and the family is suing the company. And the courts just ruled, yes, that is a responsibility of the company to make sure that their people are protected," Glenn said. "He was an employee that had a heart attack while having sex with a stranger in his hotel room."
Glenn explained how the French courts justified holding the employer responsible for anything that occurs during a business trip by claiming that the employee "wouldn't have been there [to have] an extramarital relationship with a perfect stranger, had he not been asked to go on the business trip."
"God bless America!" exclaimed Glenn. "If you think we're insane, we're not fully there yet."
Come on now, and be honest. If you chose to do something you shouldn't during your own time, but on a business trip, and you get caught should your company be liable? To me, that's the kind of things that will lead to 24-hour surveillance on employees.
Personally, I never want to see us get to this point but let me know what you think in the comments below.