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IKEA fires French managers in wake of spying probe Saturday, 19th May 2012
Photo credit: IKEA
IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, has sacked four current and former managers at its French operations after allegations emerged that illegal police files had been used to spy on staff and customers.
According to a report by the Telegraph, the firings follow a criminal probe launched by French prosecutors in April. Investigations began after allegations that IKEA had paid for illegal access to secret police files to gain information about employees and clients.
"A former managing director of IKEA France, a former human resources director, a former financial director and the current risk management director of IKEA France will leave their jobs and IKEA," a statement reported by the Telegraph said.
Although IKEA has not named the sacked employees, it reiterated its “complete support of the judiciary”.