Gambling regulators in Nevada have confirmed to make a move to protect casino workers from sexual harassment at the workplace. The gambling regulators are all set to vote the new rules this week.
While the regulators have proposed new rules, some of the members have said that the new rules are weak and not enough to protect employees in its truest sense.
Earlier last year, the Nevada Gaming Commission had declined to hold a final vote on rules that would have explicitly tied casinos’ operating licenses to preventing and reporting sexual harassment.
The gambling regulator had also not provided any reason as to why it didn’t want the casino operators’ license to be canceled if found guilty of not reporting cases of sexual harassment.
Recently, Nevada’s gaming board decided to have former Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn – accused of sexual misconduct – out of the casino gambling industry.
The gaming board filed a complaint demanding Steve Wynn to be banned from the industry. In its 23-page complaint, the gaming board said that Wynn is “unsuitable to be associated with a gaming enterprise or the gaming industry as a whole.”
Earlier in the year, the Nevada Gaming Commission fined Wynn Resorts for violations of the state’s Gaming Control Act and rules, relating to the failure to take appropriate action with regards to the allegations of sexual misconduct against the firm’s founder Steve Wynn.