The 'boy's club' court case has been settled

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 19 November 2019

The Carmel Williamson court case against WPP AUNZ has been "amicably resolved".

Legal action in the Federal Court alleging unlawful dismissal has been discontinued. 

Williamson had been the managing director of an internal unit called the Red Team, drawing on resources from across the group to service a major client, Vodafone Hutchison Australia.

She alleged she was subject to “unsupportive and undermining behaviour” and wasn’t “part of the boys club or male network”.

"WPP AUNZ took Ms Williamson’s allegations seriously given its deep commitment to diversity at board, executive and employee level," the company says in a statement.

"WPP AUNZ thanks Ms Williamson for her service in connection with establishing the Team Red business in Australia as managing director. Ms Williamson is grateful to WPP AUNZ for the opportunity to be part of its diverse and talented leadership group.

"Both WPP AUNZ and Ms Williamson are now focussed on moving forward with their respective business interests.

"The parties will be making no further comment."



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