3 Former Employees Are Suing WeWork for Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation – Adweek

11Jul, 2020

Three former employees filed lawsuits against WeWork this week accusing the coworking company of racial discrimination, harassment and retaliation, among other alleged misconduct.

Two separate complaints filed Wednesday in the New York Supreme Court for the County of New York allege racial discrimination, sexual harassment by WeWork employees, “questionable” stock option practices, equal pay violations and retaliation. A third complaint, filed Thursday in the The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleges sexual harassment, a hostile work environment and retaliatory termination.

The former employees, two of whom are Black, were hired between 2017 and 2019. One served as a diversity and inclusion program lead, another was a program manager and the third was a stock plan administrator. Each complaint alleges a work environment that turned a blind eye…

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