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Casino Discrimination Case Results in $250,000 Fine

"Too many old, fat, ugly and gray-haired employees:" This is one of the comments from management mentioned in the suit

A quarter million dollars is what the owners of Reserve Casino Hotel in Central City owe to four women after management used ageism and sexism as grounds to refuse employment, reported The Denver Post.

The four women who filed complaints against the casino were let go in January 2011 after RCH Colorado, the casino's parent company, purchased the property in a bankruptcy sale. With the change of hands came a mass firing of all employees, though they were later invited to reapply for their positions by the casino's new owners. The new ownership believed there were:

too many old, fat, ugly and gray-haired employees,

according to the suit.

A federal judge issued the sentence last week after RCH Colorado was sued by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. Following the sentence, the casino will operate under a three-and-a-half consent decree that requires training for employees and regular reporting to the EEOC, according to a settlement document filed in U.S. District Court in Denver.

Reserve Casino Hotel

321 Gregory St., Central City, CO 80427 (303) 582-0800

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