5 Jul 2012

Former boss investigated for staff suicides

9:46 pm on 5 July 2012

Authorities in France have placed the former boss of one of Europe's largest telecommunications companies under formal investigation over the suicides of more than 30 employees.

Didier Lombard of France Telecom is accused by French unions of presiding over a management that caused staff intolerable levels of stress.

Some left suicide notes blaming the company for their deaths.