The workers of Las Vegas prosecute, claiming that the casinos have failed to protect against the coronavirus

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The workers of the home of the Las Vegas Strip have filed a complaint against the operators of casino on Monday, accusing the companies of failing to protect their employees against the COVID-19, one of the first efforts to hold employers legally responsible for the infection, as evidenced by the outbreak in the United States.
The lawsuit, filed with the court, u.s. district of Las Vegas against the owners of the casinos Harrah’s, MGM Grand and Bellagio, said the companies did not immediately closed the stores, food and beverage and other areas after learning of the positive cases, did not immediately inform employees when colleagues have been tested positive and have not found the trace of the contacts adequately before allowing the colleagues of employees infected to return to work

The local 226 Culinary Union and the local 165 Bartenders Union, through their agency trading joint, brought an action against Harrah’s Las Vegas LLC, a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corp.
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. The lawsuit stated that the unsafe working conditions that violate the contract of the unions. The unions represent 60,000 workers of the home.
In response to the lawsuit, MGM Resorts said that the company had offered free tests to workers before returning to work and required testing for anyone with symptoms or who might have been exposed. Managers have been trained in the response protocols and work closely with public health officials on the research of contracts following the results of positive tests, according to the company.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com:
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