TWO ad agency directors have won sex discrimination claims after a female boss vowed to “obliterate” its image of being full of straight, white men.
Chas Bayfield and Dave Jenner, renowned in the industry, were sacked after a report damned JWT’s poor gender pay gap.
Gay creative director Jo Wallace was appointed to alter the firm’s reputation and held a diversity conference called Crisis: The Mother of All Change.
When Mr Bayfield, 54, and Mr Jenner, 52, expressed concerns over their jobs, they got axed.
Judge Mark Emery at a London Central employment tribunal ruled that when bosses at JWT, now Wunderman Thompson, ditched the pair in 2018 it was victimisation.
They will get compensation after also winning claims of sex discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal.