A former William Hill employee has sued Caesars Entertainment for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to a lawsuit filed by Joseph Pulese.
According to the lawsuit filed in the US District Court of New Jersey, Pugliese, who suffers from arthritis, was forced to quit his job as a cashier at William Hill Sportsbook in Oceanport, New Jersey, after his employer refused to accommodate his special needs. believes constitutes "constructive discharge" under the ADA.
Hired in October 2020 as a cashier and ticket preparer at the casino bookmaker, which Caesars Entertainment renamed Caesars Sportsbook following its $4 billion acquisition of the British sports betting operator in April, Pugliese resigned on 6 January 2021.
Pugliese was forced to leave his job after his health deteriorated, leading to unbearable back pain. The bookmaker's employee claimed that he tried to ask his employer to accommodate his special needs only to see that his requests for accommodation remain "deafening".
Speaking in more detail at the hearing, the former employee explained that his job required him to sit on a chair for long periods, but as the chair provided by his employer was not comfortable enough, the prolonged sitting impaired his health and caused him severe back pain.
Pugliese said his former employers rejected his demands for a more comfortable chair, saying they would have to spend several thousand dollars to make sure each employee was given a new chair.
Reimbursement of wages and benefits
A former bookmaker's cashier is seeking an order prohibiting future discrimination and harassment of employees and believes he is entitled to compensation for all wages and benefits he would otherwise receive.
Pugliese is the latest former employee of Caesars
Entertainment to sue the company, following in the footsteps of Maggie Thomson, who sued Caesars and its retirement money manager, Russell Investments, for breach of his fiduciary duties related to the company's 401(k) program. , actions that cost employees participating in the scheme more than $100 million.
Play safely from absolutely anywhere in the world with casino without Swedish license with Tustly.
In 2020, Caesars Entertainment was sued by Culinary Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 for not immediately stopping food and beverage production at Bellagio and MGM Grand, owned by Harrah's and MGM, after learning of employees who tested positive for coronavirus infection and not informing the remaining staff.