Former Digital Marketing Director Sues MuteSix, Alleging Gender and Racial Discrimination

Lamees Barnett claims in lawsuit she was wrongfully terminated for attempting to address these issues

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A former employee of MuteSix, a DTC-specialized agency acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network in 2019, is suing the agency, alleging racial and gender discrimination as well as wrongful termination.

Former MuteSix digital marketing director Lamees Barnett filed the complaint, which also names Dentsu Aegis Network and 10 unnamed defendants, with the California Superior Court in Los Angeles on Aug. 25.

Dentsu Aegis Network and MuteSix both declined to comment to Adweek about the lawsuit, citing company policy on pending legal matters.

In the complaint, Barnett alleges MuteSix paid her less than her male peers and subjected her to disparate treatment, and that she was fired as a result of voicing her objections to the alleged mistreatment.



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