A Second Harassment and Retaliation Suit Filed Against Hyundai Agency Innocean Comes to Light

Account director says she was wrongfully fired after reporting her boss

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Just over one week after Hyundai’s ad agency Innocean Worldwide placed chief creative officer Eric Springer on leave following Adweek’s report of a sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed against him, another suit has surfaced.

This case accuses the agency and a now-former executive of sexual harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination, in addition to the intentional infliction of emotional distress, unfair business practices and violation of California’s labor code.

The suit was filed in civil court on Aug. 29, 2017 by Wolder & Associates on behalf of Catherine Bennett, a onetime account director for Hyundai’s Genesis brand, and later moved to federal court, where it was most recently refiled on Jan.



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