One of the biggest, most prominent USA-based casino operators, the Wynn Resorts Limited company has been hit with a serious class-action lawsuit in which it is alleged that an extremely hostile environment for the company’s female staff is still very much persistent. According to the lawsuit, the female staff who used to work at the company accused Wynn Resorts Limited’s CEO and former chairman, Steve Wynn of sexual harassment.
According to one Las Vegas Journal report from several days ago, this action was mainly initiated by Brenna Schrader who used to work at the company as a massage therapist. In her lawsuit, she claims that a hostile working environment persisted for years as she was mentally abused by several company officials. She also claims that the company’s former Chairman and CEO, seventy-seven years old Steve Wynn forced her to be intimate with him for four years, between 2012 and 2016.
Steve Wynn as the Main Defendant
Steve Wynn founded its company Wynn Resorts Limited alongside Kazuo Okada seventeen years ago in 2002. Before founding his company, Mr. Wynn used to work as the Mirage Resorts’ CEO and Chairman. When it comes to the legal suit that he is facing know, Steve Wynn is named as the main defendant. Brenna Schrader who filed the legal suit also claims that other senior managers alongside Steve Wynn had abused other female workers at the company besides her.
She also claims that the Nevada-based company seems to blame its victims here for the hostile, rather discriminator environment which permeates this workspace today as well. On his part, the company’s CEO continuously denied all of these allegations, but he also decided to step down as the company’s Chairman in February, last year. Despite this resignation, the legal suit alleges that Brenna Schrader alongside several other female colleagues was met with a rather sexually-abusive, hostile environment.
Mohegan Sun Pocono Also Facing Issues
In the meantime, another prominent USA-based casino operator is facing issues. As it was reported several days ago, Mohegan Sun Pocono received a $150k-worth fine over security staffing problems. The company was fined by the PGCB or Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for failing to meet the minimum posed security staffing levels. This fine was shortly agreed by the entire Board at its most recent public meeting.
Commenting on the news, the governmental agency shared their official press release on the 2nd of October in which it says that the board and the casino operator in question here have come to a consent agreement and the casino operator will pay the fine and further work in preventing the same issues happening in the future. It was also revealed that the entertainment, shopping, gaming and dining destination situated in Plain Township of Wilkes-Barre failed to meet the minimum poses security staffing levels on ninety-one days between the 3rd of January and 28th of April this year.
The Board plans on getting together on the 30th of October to discuss the issues further. Before this fine, the casino operator has not been sanctioned in anyways since September of 2018 when it received a fine of around $50k for failing to prevent its staff from serving alcoholic beverages to already heavily intoxicated visitors which subsequently allowed such visitors to participate in gambling activities at the venue. This incident, in particular, took place within the company’s Luzerne County venue on the 11th of September of 2017 and on the 28th of October of 2017.