Nevada Regulator Told Casino Workers Must Be Protected From Customers along with Employers
Casino union representatives and other stakeholders told the Nevada Gaming Control Board at a hearing on Wednesday that its draft rules to tighten up controls on sexual harassment within the Nevada Casino sector must extend to hotel 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 license revocation for operators.
In March, the regulator announced it would be sharpening its regulations on intimate harassment in the workplace within the aftermath of allegations of sexual misconduct by Steve Wynn against their workers.
Wynn Resorts, meanwhile, is facing several legal actions from disgruntled shareholders, accusing the company board of knowing associated with so-called 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 inviting industry stakeholders to contribute.
The Customer is Not Always 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're often indulged by casino management and given the doubt particularly if they're big spenders.