French protests against use of English at work

French protests against use of English at work

Workers in France protesting against companies who have made English the dominant language in the workplace are successfully invoking a law that mandates the use of their native language in official documents.

The law, known as La loi Toubon after the government minister who piloted it, has led to one firm, General Electric Medical Systems, being fined Euros 580,000 (£406,000) for failing to translate company documents into French.

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Katia Reed
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