27 Mar Nevada Regulator Told Casino Workers Must Be Protected From Customers in addition to Employers
Casino union representatives and other stakeholders told the Nevada Gaming Control Board at a hearing on Wednesday that its draft guidelines to tighten settings on sexual harassment within the Nevada Casino sector must extend to resort guests and high-rollers.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board hears testimonies from casino workers at a hearing on its new workplace harassment that is sexual. Chairwoman Becky Harris (right) has said violation of regulations could result in permit revocation for operators.
In March, the regulator announced it would be sharpening its regulations on intimate harassment at work within the aftermath of allegations of sexual misconduct by Steve Wynn against their workers.
Wynn Resorts, meanwhile, is facing several lawsuits from disgruntled shareholders, accusing the organization board of knowing of the alleged behavior of its chairman and of covering it up.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board wrote to Nevada's almost 3,000 gaming licensees notifying them that new regulations had been on the way and industry that is inviting to contribute.
The Customer is Not Necessarily Right
As reported by the Associated Press, Robert Ostrovsky, lobbyist for the Nevada Resort Association, echoed the Culinary Union's belief that employees must be better protected from guests, who are often indulged by casino management and given the doubt particularly if they're big spenders.
'These issues come in the forefront, nonetheless they are not new,' said Ostrovsky, who was previously a human resources executive. 'Yeah, we have been in a business where guests may drink too much, where guests may party too much.