Prosecutor to investigate France Telecom suicides

France Telecom's new CEO Stephane Richard may be making a concerted effort to improve employee morale after a raft of employee suicides, but now the French incumbent carrier will have to answer to the Paris prosecutor's office, which has launched an investigation to see if company employees suffered "morale harassment."

Neither the prosecutor nor France Telecom would reveal the nature of the investigation or comment on it.

While France Telecom is still 27 percent owned by the French government, the service provider's migration towards a private company with a "profit-oriented attitude" prompted the service provider to conduct various layoffs and an increased workload for existing employees.  

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