A year after #MeToo scandal, Wynn Resorts faces regulators
BOSTON (AP) — Women’s rights advocates and business experts say Wynn Resorts has taken laudable steps to transform a culture that allowed sexual misconduct complaints against its founder to remain hidden for decades.
But the experts, who reviewed an 18-page document Wynn Resorts submitted to Massachusetts casino regulators ahead of a critical series of public hearings this week, say the company’s new controls could be improved.
Boston University business professor Kabrina Krebel Chang says the company should consider allowing employees to settle harassment claims publicly in court as Google and other major companies have done.
Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver says the claims must still be privately arbitrated but the company no longer enforces confidentiality requirements.
Casino mogul Steve Wynn became the first prominent CEO to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era in February 2018.