MGM Grand Says It Fired Dealer Over Marked Cards, Not Bias

Law360 (September 16, 2020, 3:56 PM EDT) -- MGM Grand Detroit terminated a card dealer for marking playing cards with her fingernail, not because of a disability, the company has argued in a bid to toss the former dealer's discrimination lawsuit in Michigan federal court.

The company urged the court to dismiss the lawsuit Monday, arguing that it fired the ex-employee for scratching every ace in a deck of cards, in violation of company policy and state gaming regulations, and not because of her need to take leave to treat her hypothyroidism. To that end, MGM argued, the ex-dealer had not shown a connection between her firing and her...

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