France Télécom staff suicides trial: a landmark for corporate culture?


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The trial of former France Télécom CEO Didier Lombard and six of the company’s top executives on charges of moral harassment – when their brutal programme of cost cutting and job culls was accompanied by a wave of suicides and attempted suicides among staff – drew to a close on Thursday after two-and-a-half months of hearings in a Paris court.