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A jury has ruled against a Trinidadian employee of U.S. ad holding company Interpublic Group of Cos. who sued the company alleging race discrimination in April 2012. The suit, in which Joy C. Noel sought $50 million in damages in Manhattan federal court, alleged that Ms. Noel was treated “like a servant” for the many years that she worked under her manager, that she was consistently denied opportunities for career advancement and that she didn’t get a job she wanted — the position of executive assistant to the general counsel — because of her race.  During the course of the proceedings that followed, Interpublic Chairman-CEO Michael Roth’s name was removed from the suit and several claims were thrown out. One claim – that Interpublic refused to promote Ms. Noel, who has worked at Interpublic since 1993, due to skin color — proceeded to trial. Continue reading at AdAge.com

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