Former exec sues Atlantic City casino

A former Atlantic City exec has filed a lawsuit at the Superior Court.
A former Atlantic City exec has filed a lawsuit at the Superior Court.

A former executive accuses Ocean Casino Resort of unfair dismissal and gender discrimination.

US.- The former senior vice president and general counsel for Ocean Casino Resort has filed a lawsuit against the company claiming wrongful termination.

Loretta Pickus claims she was fired from the Atlantic City casino in revenge for accusing the company of filing an inaccurate document to New Jersey’s gaming division.

Pickus also claims she faced gender discrimination. She told local media it was disappointing that women in the industry are still experiencing prejudice and sexism.

She claims that she was fired days after voicing concerns to the company’s all-male audit committee and told she should have spoke more “softly”.

Her lawyer, Katy McClure, said: “The reasons the casino officials communicated to her for the decision to fire her reveal a retaliatory motive fueled by gender discrimination. Ms. Pickus has suffered not only economic and emotional harm, but harm to her professional reputation in a small industry.”

Analysts had suggested earlier this week that Atlantic City has the highest percentage of women in leading roles, after Jacqueline Grace was hired as senior vice president and general manager of Tropicana casino.