The future’s bright, the future’s Orange

Didier Lombard, former boss of the French telecom company Orange, has just gone on trial in Paris. He and five other former and one current Orange executives are accused of destablising employees and making them so anxious that they committed suicide a decade ago.

19 workers committed suicide between 2007 and 2010. Another 12 employees attempted suicide during the same period. Lombard at the time was heading a cull to reduce the company workforce by 22,000 over three years.