The World Economic Forum and its founder Klaus Schwab, who host the annual Davos retreat in Switzerland to address global challenges, have been hit with a discrimination lawsuit this week for claims that the organization wrongfully terminated and retaliated against a Black woman following her maternity leave.

New York City-based employment firm Wigdor filed a complaint July 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of Topaz Smith, a pregnant Black woman, who claims she was fired from the organization following her maternity leave and replaced with a white woman who was not pregnant.