WeWork alongside Adam Neumann, the WeWork co-founder turned in to a supplanted CEO of the shared online office-space provider, were accused of pregnancy discrimination by one of the chief of staffs on Thursday, the 31st of October 2019, adding that she was concerned on health of her unborn baby due to Neumann’s fondness to marijuana in the chartered planes.
Aside from that, the plaintiff, Medina Bardhi also leaked that her job was replaced by a man with twice of her salary, while she had been in a maternity leave. In point of fact, in a complaint filed on Thursday (October 31st) in the US Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Medina Bardhi was quoted saying that she felt discrimination at WeWork shortly after revealing her first pregnancy back in the 2016s.
Aside from that, Bardhi added in the complaint that she was hesitant whether to speak about her pregnancy at the beginning given the scale of pregnancy discrimination she had witnessed earlier mentioning a comment of WeWork’s chief legal officer, Jennifer Berrent, who termed Bardhi’s first pregnancy as a problem which needed to be fixed, but was forced to tell the WeWork boss regarding her pregnancy due to Neumann’s extreme weakness to smoking marijuana in the chartered flights.
Besides, Bardhi told that she was sacked just six months after giving birth to her second baby and a few days after raising questions about pregnancy discrimination in WeWork, owned by The We Company back then, while as a repercussion to Bardhi’s complaint, the company said in a statement late on Thursday (October 31st), “WeWork intends to vigorously defend itself against this claim. We have zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind. ”