Szabo v. The Senate of France

Plaintiff brought suit against his employer, the Senate of France, for health problems caused by passive smoking and sought nearly 150,000 Euros in damages. The Senate claimed that plaintiff brought suit in retaliation for a reprimand he received in the course of his employment.  The court noted that the smoking ban was not enforced in the Senate, awarded 1,000 Euros to plaintiff, and dismissed all other requests.