Robin v. France

Plaintiffs filed suit, objecting to a mandate that prohibited smoking in enclosed public places in their workplace, including private offices. Plaintiffs requested that the State create smoking areas and sought damages for any delay in the creation of such spaces. The court set aside the prohibition against smoking in private offices as it contradicted legislation, but did not impose an obligation on the employer to create smoking areas because the law did not contain such a requirement.  The court further ordered that plaintiffs pay a symbolic amount  to defendant for legal costs.


Robin, et al. v. DDTEFP - DRTEFP , Case No. 0400326, Administrative Court - Caen (2006).

  • France
  • Dec 28, 2006
  • Administrative Court - Caen



  • Francine Robin
  • Local Trade Union CGT 14
  • Rosine Guerchais

Defendant French State

Legislation Cited

Labor Code Section L-231 et seq.

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