Wynn Resorts is now facing yet another lawsuit regarding the sexual harassment claims against former CEO Steve Wynn. Nine female employees filed the claim, stating that Wynn joked about the allegations he faced, and that Wynn Resorts is not serious or even interested in protecting their employees, not from Steve Wynn or his executive allies.
The nine women listed in the lawsuit are current employees at the Wynn or Encore Salon. The lawsuit states that a meeting took place that was mandatory involving staff members right after the misconduct allegations came to light. During the meeting, employees were asked if they had felt sexually harassed by Wynn. The employees stated they felt pressure to compete forward and were worried about what would happen if they did.
Once the meeting was over, Steve Wynn came in with a camera crew in celebration of an 80 year old employee’s birthday. Reportedly, during the party, Wynn was physical with several employees, all female. He was said to have participated in group hugs and kissed them on the mouth.
This lawsuit by the group of female employees comes at the same time as a class-action lawsuit was filed involving other female employees who accused Wynn of harassment that say the work environment is still a hostile one.
The suit claims that Wynn Resorts president Maurice Wooden and former vice president of human resources Troy Mitchum were ordered to keep the story under wraps once it was made public. Reportedly, the two executives were told to avoid telling the media the truth about the misconduct of Wynn and the years of cover up.
In this most current lawsuit filing, the plaintiffs are seeking over $50,000 each. The instance is just one of several that Wynn Resorts has had to deal with due to the behavior of their former CEO. A fine of $20 million was paid to the Nevada Gaming Control Board back in February due to the conduct and an additional $35 million had to be paid in Massachusetts for the brand to keep their Encore Boston Harbor license.