Faith Brewitt, former Greater China CEO at MSLGroup, parted ways with the firm last December, MSLGroup confirmed, and she has since filed a lawsuit with the Shanghai Arbitration Bureau.
Reportedly, Brewitt claims to have been dismissed without a solid reason and she now accuses the company of gender discrimination against women.
Brewitt, who took up the newly-created role in Shanghai last June, said she had no office, computer or personal assistant when she first started her job, and claimed she was treated differently than her male counterparts.
According to a statement from MSLGroup, the company said “we strongly disagree with Ms. Brewitt’s characterization of the circumstances and will vigorously defend ourselves against her allegations.”
The firm stated that it “remains fully committed to the fair, equal, and respectful treatment of all of our employees around the world” and claims out of its 33 leadership positions in Greater China, 25 are held by women (76%).