MGM Harassment Claim to Go to Trial
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to free MGM Mirage Inc. from a lawsuit by a gay former employee who says he was sexually harassed by male co-workers.
The justices turned down arguments by the casino company that the suit should be thrown out because federal law doesn’t protect against job discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Medina Rene worked as a butler in the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas from 1993 until 1996, when he was fired. He sued MGM in federal court in Nevada, saying he was subjected to “near-daily harassment” because of his gender.