A French engineer Charles Simon has received a monthly salary for just sitting at home. This has been going on for 12 years straight. Even though he received $800,000 during that period, he plans to sue his company.
According to him, his company ruined his career after he was suspended in 2003. The company suspended him because he leaked a supposed fraud case to the authorities.
He is angry because he wasn’t given the opportunity to have a good career and he got tired of doing nothing.
While he was working for logistics company Geodis Solutions, which is a subsidiary of SNCF, he came across a scam of around €20 million.
After he informed the authorities about this, his boss sent him home and told him to wait for another assignment. He’s been waiting for 12 years now.
He is convinced that he is not the only one who was sidelined and believes that his case will be helpful to others.
So far, previous requests were dismissed by Paris workers’ tribunal.