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Two Lawsuits Alleged Age And Gender Discrimination At WeWork

WeWork is being sued by two former execs who have allegedly faced age and gender discrimination. Richard Markel, the 62-year-old former vice president of the company, said he was discriminated against due to his age.

Markel started working at WeWork in 2018 after it acquired part of a construction company he worked for. Once he was hired, WeWork hired someone 20 years younger than him and soon stopped being invited to company meetings.

Lisa Bridges, a former WeWork executive, is suing for gender discrmination after reporting evidence of gender pay discrimination at the company. Bridges said that a woman working the same job as a man at WeWork’s UK offices made a salary of $85,000, while the man made $123,000.

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After reporting her findings to WeWork, Bridges said that she too stopped being invited to meetings and was put on leave for breaching the company’s confidentiality policy.

ABOUT Aayat Ali

Aayat is an editor for the Daily Digest based out of Kentucky. She has worked with local coworking spaces since August of 2017 and enjoys taking her firsthand knowledge to write about the fascinating, constantly evolving world of flexible workspaces. Feel free to reach out to her at [email protected] View all posts by Aayat Ali

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