France Telecom and former CEO stand trial for 'harassment' after 35 employees commit suicide - The Telegraph
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France Telecom and its former CEO stood trial on Monday accused of creating a system of workplace harassment in a brutal bid to downsize, which prosecutors say triggered a wave of 35 suicides in less than two years.
In the first such case of its case for a company this big, France Telecom, since renamed Orange, its ex-boss Didier Lombard, and six former colleagues face charges of “moral harassment” for enforcing a “corporate policy aimed at destabilising their employees and agents by creating a stressful professional climate”.
Sebastien Crozier, head of the CFE-CGC labour union at Orange, said the trial was about the use of "social violence as a method of management".
Read full article on The Telegraph - Henry Samuel - 06/05/2019