French Telecom Giant Orange on Trial Over Staff Suicides

The company — then called France Telecom — was undergoing job cuts and modernization efforts at the time of the suicides a decade ago.

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PARIS (AP) — The toll is shocking: 19 suicides, 12 suicide attempts and eight cases of serious depression among employees over a three-year span at France’s main telephone and internet company. A long-awaited trial began Monday in Paris accusing telecom giant Orange and seven former or current managers of moral harassment and related charges. The company — then called France Telecom — was undergoing job cuts and modernization efforts at the time of the suicides…

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