Suicide series to bullying: France-Télécom bosses sentenced

After systematic bullying, a court is now imposing fines and imprisonment against Ex-Manager of the French group. imprisonment and fines for the Ex-France Tel

Suicide series to bullying: France-Télécom bosses sentenced

After systematic bullying, a court is now imposing fines and imprisonment against Ex-Manager of the French group.

imprisonment and fines for the Ex-France Telecom chief Didier Lombard (in the middle) and another Ex-Manager photo: ap

PARIS taz | The Paris criminal court after a multi-month process transparent, the company France Télécom (FT) and seven management members due to "organised" and "systematic" bullying found guilty and penalties provided for by the law, the maximum sentenced. These seem, nevertheless, from the point of view of the victim, undoubtedly, almost ridiculously low, it went in the trial to at least 19 suicide cases and twelve suicide attempts be attributed solely to from 2007 to 2008, the brutal personnel policy in the case of France Télécom.

The company has been sentenced to the maximum fine of 75,000 euros. Against the former boss Didier Lombard and his Deputy Louis-Pierre Wenès and the former personnel Director Olivier Berberot was imposed as the maximum punishment one year in prison, of which eight months suspended, has been suspended. In addition, you need to pay 15,000 euros penalty. Four months imprisonment and 10,000 Euro have been set by the court as a penalty for the rest of the four former leading members of FT (since 2013 in Orange renamed).

The defense had demanded an acquittal, and as such has reacted angrily to the verdict. Lombard's lawyer, Jean Veil, wants to appeal. According to him, the judgment is a result of a "judicial error" because the court had taken due to a "demagogic political analysis" of its decision. The Association of trade unions CFE-CGC Orange has welcomed the judgment, lively, and hopes that this "may serve as a lesson so that such a personnel policy of social violence will never happen again".

Because you entered with the judgment in uncharted territory, the judge of its decision on 345 sites is justified. You will come to the conclusion that the two recovery plans in the case of FT in the 50-percent privatization in the year 2004 were used explicitly to move around 22,000 Employees enjoyed because of their contracts with a public company a termination protection, "voluntary" termination.

If you need to, you should be pushed, or – as was the internal use of language – "destabilized" will be. Until you "not to go through the door then through the window", had Lombard said yourself to the recommended methods.

The supervisor and human resources departments were starting from 2005, these Management methods to meet the quantified objectives for the reduction of personnel trained, and your results rewarded.

the President of The Court, Cécile Louis-Loyant, came therefore to the conclusion that there is something like an "institutional" or "systematic" bullying. This deck, if it is rooted in the organization of work and management and a strategy-based, whose objective was the workers, "a fear-generating, operating climate" and a deliberate deterioration of working conditions, to suspend, to go.

Updated Date: 25 December 2019, 00:00

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