EEOC: Casino Operator Violated ADA By Not Accommodating Veteran With PTSD Diagnosis

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is charging a Las Vegas casino operator with violating the Americans With Disabilities Act for refusing to accommodate an Army veteran working as a security guard following a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder.

The defendant is Wynn Las Vegas LLC. According to the EEOC, in 2010 Wynn began requiring its security guards to work mandatory overtime. One of the unarmed security bike officers requested an accommodation for his disability, and Wynn not only refused, but required the employee to submit burdensome doctor’s notes.

This denial exacerbated the employee’s PTSD, and when the employee filed a complaint with EEOC, Wynn retaliated against him by suspending him pending an investigation, EEOC said.

Read more about the lawsuit filed last Friday here.

 

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