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Topic: Gustavo Martinez

JWT and Gustavo Martinez Deny Racist, Sexist and Anti-Semitic Claims in New Court Filings

Erin Johnson filed suit 10 months ago

In documents filed this week in Manhattan federal court, former J. Walter Thompson global CEO Gustavo Martinez and his onetime employer formally denied almost every claim made against them in…

Whistleblower Says JWT Has Turned Her Into a 'Pariah' and Is Pressuring Her to Resign

Erin Johnson feels marginalized over high-profile lawsuit

What's it like to return to work eight months after you filed an explosive lawsuit that led to the ouster of your agency's global CEO? For Erin Johnson, worldwide PR chief…

Erin Johnson Is Returning to JWT 8 Months After Discrimination Suit Against the Agency

Case versus former CEO Gustavo Martinez is ongoing

Erin Johnson, the JWT global communications officer who made headlines around the world in March when she filed a lawsuit against her employer and her now-former boss, Gustavo Martinez, will…

Ad Execs Behaving Badly: A Look at 2016's High-Profile CEO Snafus

It's already been a big year for firings and forced exits

Even by advertising's typically high standards of executive churn, 2016 has been a C-suite bloodbath. And it hasn't happened quietly. The past seven months have seen some of the industry's most…

Are Agencies Finally Ready to Confront the 'Rot at the Top of the Industry'?

Diversity advocates hope we've reached a tipping point

The advertising industry's top women are done mincing words. "A cancer" is how 4A's President Nancy Hill describes the agency world's lingering gender bias and racial insensitivity.  "The industry has a huge…

Legal Filing Claims WPP Is Downplaying 'Sexist, Humiliating' Behavior by Former JWT CEO

Erin Johnson's lawyers say lawsuit should continue

The legal team for Erin Johnson says her agency's parent company, WPP, is trying to downplay offensive behavior by ousted JWT CEO Gustavo Martinez while also tacitly discouraging other potential…

Lawyers for JWT, WPP and Gustavo Martinez File Motion to Dismiss Discrimination Suit

Filing calls Erin Johnson's claims 'frivolous'

Lawyers for WPP, J. Walter Thompson and Gustavo Martinez filed motions in New York's U.S. District Court today seeking to dismiss in its entirety the suit filed by global chief…

Watch the Video of JWT's Ex-CEO Making a Rape Joke at a Company Meeting

Footage will be evidence in employee's discrimination case

For the first time, the public can now see one of the incidents listed in a discrimination case against J. Walter Thompson's former CEO, Gustavo Martinez.  Filed by the agency's communications…

New Filing in JWT Discrimination Case Accuses Agency of 'Encouraging' CEO's Sexist Behavior

Plaintiff pushes for video to be entered as evidence

Lawyers representing JWT's chief communications officer, who is suing her agency over claims of discrimination, today filed a court document arguing that video footage of former CEO Gustavo Martinez joking…

Could the JWT CEO Scandal Become a Watershed Moment for Change?

Ad industry leaders said (almost) all the right things

Unlike 4A's conferences in recent memory, soul-searching was the underlying theme in Miami this year—mostly the result of the fallout from the case against former J. Walter Thompson CEO Gustavo…

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