Casino executives named in Iowa harassment lawsuit

OSCEOLA, Iowa (AP) — A former employee at an Iowa casino is accusing its general manager of making inappropriate sexual comments to employees and patrons.

Gail Wilson, a former guest services manager at Lakeside Casino in Osceola, alleges in a lawsuit that she was fired in November 2011 after speaking up about some of the incidents.

Wilson also alleges that the casino’s human resources manager gave favorable treatment to subordinates she slept with, according to the Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/13xFOIe ).

The lawsuit says general manager Bob Thursby cracked jokes about prostitutes and once told a patron he didn’t recognize her without her clothes on. Thursby and human resources manager Carol Eckels both deny the allegations.

A jury trial has been set for March 3 in Osceola.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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