Paris Friday 13 November – Employers’ response

Claire Toumieux

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris Friday 13 November, companies are shocked and appalled by the tragic loss of their employees. All companies observed a minute of silence for the victims of the attacks at noon Paris time on Monday 16 November 2015. Amongst the companies mourning the loss of one or more employees are: Vivendi, business law firm Hogan Lovells, advertising giant Publicis, L’Oréal, Free, BNP Paribas, etc.

Companies have been since sending messages of comfort and unity to their employees. Also, a psychological support cell has been set up in many companies. For instance a psychiatrist is present in each entity of the Publicis Group. In other companies such as Societe Générale, the management has set up a crisis cell to follow safety measures decided by the French government. In sensitive sectors, companies have taken additional security measures such as searching employees bags and even cars.Paris Friday 13 November

Finally, the tragic events of last Friday have prompted the cancellation of many events in all sectors; seminars, product presentations, workshops, conferences, awards evenings, trips and many other events – internal or external – have been canceled or postponed.

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