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Kwiatek v. France Telecom

Plaintiff, a France Telecom employee, sought a judgment setting aside three prior decisions that declared her chronic cough to be unrelated to work; compelling France Telecom to admit liability for her illness; and awarding costs related to her legal action. The court found that plaintiff’s cough was caused or aggravated by passive smoking and reversed the decisions declaring plaintiff's illness not work related.  The court also awarded plaintiff legal fees related to the action.  (Note that the law relied upon in this matter has since been amended.)