Discrimination victims win at Dotty’s

There's one near you: Google map of Dotty's in Southern Nevada, linked from Dottys.com

The company that owns Dotty’s, the ubiquitous strip mall slot parlors, will pay a $3.5 million to victims of discrimination to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the EEOC said in a statement Wednesday.

“Since at least 2012, Nevada Restaurant Services violated federal law by maintaining a well-established companywide practice of requiring that employees with disabilities or medical conditions be 100 percent healed before returning to work,” the EEOC statement said.

The EEOC also charged that the company “fired and/or forced employees to quit because they were regarded as disabled, had a record of disability, and/or were associated with someone with a disability.”

An attorney for the company told The Associated Press that the settlement would allow the company “to continue its deeply held commitment through investment in its employees and the communities in which it operates rather than focus on costly litigation.”

The company operates slot parlors in Montana and Nevada. A sparse Dottys.com website, consisting primarily of links to google map locations, indicates there are 79 Dotty’s in Southern Nevada, and about three dozen along the I-80 corridor, most of those in the Reno-Sparks area.

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.

5 COMMENTS

  1. This must be why no one wins there anymore. 6 months with nothing! Gotta pay thise fines first. Why play there anymore! Shame on them!

  2. This company doesn’t care About their employees They only care about the money I used to be an assistant manager had a gout flare up and still had to work even with a doctor note stating that I needed to take a leave a rest..Haha good luck on that.. then I was in a accident with 5 rip disc in my back and a dislocated shoulder and still had to work over 60 hours a week and because I was salary the only paid me 40 hours this company sucks so bad things going to somebody’s finally getting paid for the incompetence that they had I had reported it to labor law I reported it to OSHA and nothing happened to them thank goodness somebody found the way to keep this company from abusing the employees that they do remain

  3. They absolutely are no worse then Wallymart or as bad. I eas slammed into by a stupod woman in an electric cart and my back is a mess and the store manager and assistant lied through their teeth. They do 2 things to train people to operate electric carts nothing and shit. They just flat out lie they are exactly like the omsbudsman and quacks, my opinion, at the Cleveland and they have racial problems.

  4. I was 86 by an employee that,. From Dotty’s here in Las Vegas,. Because I smelled like marijuana,. He lied and said I sat in they parking lot smoking,. It was over a 108degrees outside,. I would had turned into smoke also,. Tried to get an corporate office number and could never reach anyone finally I received a call from im guessing an manager and he wouldn’t allow me to tell him what has tooken place at that point he was very RUDE and told me that I was not allowed to go to any DOTTY’S,. & IF WAS TO GET CAUGHT THAT I WAS GOING TO GO TO JAIL FROM TRESPASSING,.
    The worker that lied on me,. Threatened to hit me and ETC,. Went to get an restraining order against him,. But he couldn’t get served because I didn’t have his last name,.
    So at this point what do I do?

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