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French telecom company Orange convicted over suicides

Reported today on The Seattle Times

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French telecom company Orange convicted over suicides

French phone and Internet provider Orange was found guilty Friday of a string of employee suicides.

A Paris court fined it 75,000 euros (more than $83,000) on Friday in a landmark court ruling over suicides in the 2000s while the company was undergoing difficult restructuring. A decision on whether to award 2 million euros ($2.2 million) in damages from the company was pending.

The former CEO was also convicted and sentenced to four months in prison and ordered to pay 15,000 euros in fines. Other managers were also sentenced to prison and thousands of euros in fines. It is not yet clear whether they will appeal.

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