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Employee infringements

We strive to treat all our people fairly and with respect. Occasionally things do not go according to plan. We may get things wrong or the overall interests of a company or the Group may be incompatible with requirements of local employment legislation.

We monitor the number of employment cases involving WPP. In 2007 there were 79 new cases, 62 of which were concluded, compared to 182 cases in 2006. Of these eight were withdrawn, 33 agreed between parties, 20 judged against WPP and one judged in our favour.

All cases are carefully evaluated to ensure that we have the right policies and procedures in place to reduce infringements wherever possible.