A woman has been awarded compensation from French Train Company SNCF after constant delays cost her her job.
Soazig Parassois used the rail network to commute from Amberieu to Lyon every day, while she was working for a law firm in the French city during June 2010.
During her trial period, Miss Parassois was dismissed because she was constantly late for work. Her journey was around 37 miles one way, and during her employment with the firm she experienced delays lasting anywhere from ten to seventy-five minutes.
Ms Parassois was compensated €1500 (£1250) for the stress of the journey and losing her job.
The compensation claim against train firm SNCF was originally for €45,000 (£37,500).
However, following a month long trial, the court ruled she had not incurred a financial loss, and subsequently her compensation payout was much lower than the original claim.
During the trial, the Lyon based law firm said her late arrivals caused much disruption and were damaging to the company which is why they dismissed her.
SNCF have been ordered by French courts to pay compensation to disgruntled passengers in the past. In 2010, according to newspaper Le Figaro, a French lawyer who missed a connection due to delays and was subsequently late for an important meeting received €5,000 (£4,170) in compensation from the train company.
SNCF now fear the latest ruling could result in more compensation payments to French passengers that have suffered loss due to train delays.