Wynn Las Vegas Hit By $1M Discrimination Lawsuit
In Las Vegas on Friday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a federal lawsuit (EEOC v. Wynn Las Vegas, Case No. 2:16-cv-02187) against the Wynn Las Vegas over its treatment of a disabled employee, leading to a statement from the resort categorically denying that any discrimination had taken place.
Wynn Las Vegas spokesman Michael Weaver said in a statement over the weekend, saying “We did not discriminate against the employee on the basis of an alleged disability. Wynn Resorts profoundly resents the false accusations of the EEOC in taking this action and intends to prove that in court.”
The EEOC lawsuit comes three years after the former employee, an army veteran suffering from PTSD, went to them complaining of unfair dismissal due to his condition. Wynn Las Vegas said that the employee was not dismissed and that he quit after he was unable to get the needed government documentation that would allow them to accommodate him as a disabled employee. The EEOC is demanding compensation and backpay from Wynn Las Vegas, as well as a ruling that they won't be allowed to disc imitate against other similar employees in the future.
In his statement, Weaver said that he was disappointed that the EEOC had filed charges against Wynn Las Vegas over this matter rather than simply come speak to them to find out the truth and see what could be worked out. He said that the issue was one stemming from government bureaucracy and not from the resort itself.