A former senior employee at WeWork has accused the former boss, Adam Neumann, and the company, of discrimination.
Medina Bardhi, his former chief of staff, argues she feared for the health of her unborn baby because he smoked marijuana on chartered planes.
She also said she was replaced by a man being paid more than twice her salary when she took maternity leave and says she began suffering discrimination after telling Mr Neumann she was pregnant with her first child.
Her complaint is filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
“WeWork intends to vigorously defend itself against this claim,” the company said in a statement. “We have zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind.”
Bardhi said she was fired about six months after giving birth to her second child and just weeks after raising concerns about discrimination in connection with her pregnancy and maternity leave, which Neumann described as a “vacation”.