Jim Edwards at Business Insider examines the alleged sex discrimination scandal involving Publicis PR Chief Jim Tsokanos (pictured above). Um, Tsokanos is no Don Draper. Regardless, the filed lawsuit clearly displays a PR wonk’s handiwork. Here’s an excerpt:
“Viva La Difference!” celebrates the slogan in Publicis’s diversity program. For women employed at Publicis, there may be a “La Difference” but it gives them nothing to “Viva” about. A gender hierarchy haunts Publicis; and the Company’s diversity program announces it explicitly: “every employee—both male and female—has his or her place….” This sentence captures the essence of how Publicis treats its women. All employees have their place: males come before females. A Publicis woman’s place is in the back of the line, far removed from senior management positions, almost all of which are reserved for the men.
Sacré Bleu! Not sure if this is a continuation of the $100 million sex discrimination lawsuit filed against Publicis last year, as one executive’s name appears in both instances. C’est la Vie!