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Advertising agency CEO joked about raping female employees, lawsuit alleges

March 11, 2016 - Uncategorized

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A longtime employee is accusing the head of storied Madison Avenue ad agency JWT of making repeated racist and sexist remarks in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan on Thursday.

Erin Johnson, JWT’s chief communication officer, is alleging that CEO Gustavo Martinez’s “apparent comfort in making constant racist and sexist slurs” created a hostile work environment for female and minority employees, according to the suit.

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The lawsuit, first reported by the New York Postnames JWT and its parent company WPP, the largest advertising company in the world, as defendants. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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