Cushman & Wakefield Age and Gender Discrimination

Case name: Reingold v. Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

Case type: Employment Discrimination

Filed in: [Supreme Court, New York County]

Docket: [Case no. 653626/2013]

Case Summary

In 2013, Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a $20 million employment discrimination lawsuit on behalf of Suzy Reingold against the global real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.(“C&W”).

The Complaint alleged that Ms. Reingold, 66, the company’s New York Tri-State Chief Operating Officer, was unlawfully discriminated against based on age and gender when she was denied a promotion to become C&W’s President of the New York Tri-State Region in favor of a younger and far less-qualified male candidate from outside the company with no management experience.

The discrimination that Ms. Reingold experienced in being denied the deserved promotion was allegedly part of a pattern of gender discrimination at C&W that included being paid substantially less than her male counterparts.

The Complaint alleged violations of the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York State Equal Pay Act, the Administrative Code of New York City and the New York Labor Law pertaining to equal pay for equal work, retaliation in the workplace, pay discrimination, and promotion discrimination. The Complaint also alleged breach of contract.

The matter was resolved in 2014.

Attorneys Involved in the Case