France: Prosecutor recommends France Telecom & ex-CEO to be sued for bullying

Author: BBC News, Published on: 8 July 2016

"France Telecom suicides: Prosecutor calls for bullying trial", 8 Jul 2016

After a lengthy inquiry into a wave of suicides at France Telecom, the Paris prosecutor has recommended that its former chief executive and other key figures are put on trial for bullying.

At least 19 people are known to taken their lives in 2008 and 2009 as the company cut thousands of jobs.
Judicial sources say the company and ex-boss Didier Lombard are suspected of using a policy of unsettling staff to speed up job losses.

France Telecom became Orange in 2013.

It will now be up to an examining judge to decide whether or not to order a trial....

Although the suicide rate at France Telecom was similar to the national average, many of those who died left notes blaming pressure from management...

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