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Ex-Cushman & Wakefield Exec’s Bias Claims Against Boss Revived

June 30, 2020, 8:56 PM

A Black female executive fired from her Washington D.C.-based job at commercial real estate giant Cushman & Wakefield must have another chance to show she can sue her former superior there, the D.C. Circuit said Tuesday.

The court rejected an argument by Chicago-based Shawn Mobley, C&W’s CEO for the Americas, that he’s not subject to the race- and gender-discrimination suit based on his contacts with D.C. on behalf of the corporation.

In doing so, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit joined all other federal appeals courts that have considered the constitutionality of the so-called fiduciary shield doctrine,...

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