USA: Female employees file sexual harassment lawsuits against Wynn Resorts

Author: Jackie Valley, Nevada Independent (USA), Published on: 2 October 2019

"Two new sexual harassment lawsuits filed against Wynn Resorts," 30 Sep 2019

Nine women who work at the Wynn Salon as manicurists and makeup artists have filed a lawsuit against the gaming company, alleging sexual harassment by former casino mogul Steve Wynn and retaliation after reports were published in early 2018 detailing misconduct accusations against him.

The 30-page complaint, which names Wynn Resorts as a defendant, was filed Monday... The plaintiffs — who are not named — previously had filed charges of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Nevada Equal Rights Commission.

In a statement, Wynn Resorts said the “claims appear to be those already thoroughly investigated by the special committee (set up by the company) and regulators; no new claims of this type have been received by the Company since the close of the investigations.”...

It’s the second lawsuit filed against the gaming company in less than a week. On Thursday, a class-action lawsuit was brought by Wynn employee Brenna Schrader “on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated,” accusing Steve Wynn of forcing her to perform sex acts on him...

The company released a separate statement Monday in response the class-action suit filed by Schrader:

“Wynn Resorts is deeply committed to a fair, supportive and open work environment.  The Company takes prompt action and addresses each and every harassment complaint it receives. Since the completion of the investigation by the special committee and regulators, the company has received no complaints of the nature described in the lawsuit other than the allegation in this lawsuit which was promptly investigated. The company immediately followed all appropriate procedures to address the matter.”

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