WeWork is facing a string of lawsuits alleging age discrimination, gender discrimination and sexual harassment, mostly from former executives. That’s not a welcome development for a company preparing an initial public offering.
The latest lawsuit comes from a former human resources executive, Lisa Bridges, who raised concerns about unequal pay between men and women at the company, including that women last year received only three of the 58 compensation packages of more than $1 million in stock. Ms. Bridges alleges that one of WeWork’s most powerful executives, Jennifer Berrent, dismissed those concerns and put Ms. Bridges on leave. WeWork has denied the allegations. WeWork is fighting another suit filed last year that alleged sexual harassment and a “frat boy culture” at the company, according to the Wall Street Journal.