Two office colleagues at an insurance brokers company in Christchurch, New Zealand, were caught on camera having a Friday night office sex romp after they forgot to turn the lights off. The two inadvertently put on an impressive hour-long show for at least 50 revelers at a bar across the road. The club-goers cheered as they filmed and snapped photos of the amorous pair making out on office furniture.
The couple at the offices of Christchurch insurers Marsh Ltd, on Papanui Road, gave patrons at the Carlton Bar and Eatery across the street better entertainment than the band playing at the bar. The band was forced to stop when drinkers at the bar abandoned their seats and went to the windows to watch and cheer the couple providing an adult entertainment show for free.
The two were so engrossed with each other that they forgot to turn the lights off while they romped in the office.
They apparently returned to the office after closing believing they would have some privacy. But they carelessly left the lights on, thus allowing revelers at the bar across the street unfettered access to the details of their Friday night tryst.
Some of the patrons at the bar filmed and photographed the couple going at it, posting the images to Facebook and Twitter. The images have been shared and liked thousands of times on social media.
One bar patron said, “They should have turned the lights out.”
“The whole pub knew about it and was watching, while they were totally oblivious to it. And afterwards celebrating with wine.”
The video and photographs show the couple having sex in office and later drinking wine, unaware that they were being observed by up to 50 club-goers from across the street.
“They turned and faced the window and everyone was cheering and waving but they obviously couldn’t see us. It was pretty funny, a bit of a show for the night. Everyone was pretty impressed with how long he lasted. He went for ages.”
Stuff reports that news of the scandalous incident brought executives of the company flying from Auckland. According to the Daily Mail, Marsh Ltd CEO Grant Milne, said the couple have been identified and the company was investigating the incident. Although he did not say what disciplinary action the couple could face if found guilty of gross misconduct, it was understood that they could lose their jobs.
He said that publicity generated for the company by the incident was embarrassing.
“The man and woman had been identified and an employment investigation was under way. We know who is involved. It’s obvious from the photos.”
“Behavior like this we don’t condone, and it’s not the sort of thing we expect to see going on in our place of employment.”
The owner of the Carlton Bar and Eatery, James Murdoch, said he had contacted the company and was working with officials to resolve issues.
“Obviously they’re customers and we’re working through it with them.”
An employment lawyer told Stuff that the relevant question from the perspective of the company management would be whether the incident damaged the reputation of the company. The response of the management would also depend on whether the company has clearly stated rules about after-hours use of offices and relationships between employees.
Another employment expert told The New Zealand Herald that the couple would not be able to sue for breach of privacy and that they have very little opportunity of legal recourse against club-goers who filmed them and posted photos and video to social media.
[Images: Facebook, Twitter, via Daily Mail, The New Zealand Herald.]