France Telecom and its former CEO Didier Lombard found guilty of “moral harassment”

A French court on Friday sentenced former Orange chief executive Didier Lombard to a year in jail after convicting him…

A French court on Friday sentenced former Orange chief executive Didier Lombard to a year in jail after convicting him of moral harassment in a case relating to a spate of suicides at the telecoms company in the late 2000s.

Eight months of the jail term was suspended, meaning Lombard will spend up to four months in prison. He was also fined 15,000 euros.

Orange, known at the time of the suicides as France Telecom, was also guilty of the same charge, the court ruled, and fined 75,000 euros ($83,400.00).

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