DISABLED EMPLOYEES WERE SUBJECTED TO OVER-SCRUTINY, THREATS AND DISCHARGE
Because the company allegedly refused to reasonably accommodate the needs of its disabled employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit on April 6, 2023, against DTG Las Vegas, LLC, Fifth Street Gaming, LLC, and, DTG Las Vegas Manager, LLC (collectively “Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino”).
Apparently, employees with medical conditions, such as “levoscoliosis, sciatica and cancer,” were repeatedly subjected to “over-scrutiny, threats of discipline and, in one case, discharge.” Since such conduct violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the EEOC filed suit (EEOC v. DTG Las Vegas LLC et al. dba Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, Case No. Case No.: 2:23-cv-00510) in U.S. District Court for Nevada, seeking compensatory and punitive damages, along with injunctive relief preventing such unlawful conduct from occurring in the future.
In a written statement released by the agency, Michael Mendoza, director of EEOC’s Las Vegas local office, observed, “The ADA provides broad protections against reprisal to avoid employers preventing workers from coming forward and exercising their rights under the law. The EEOC takes such matters seriously and will continue to actively enforce this key federal law.”
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