Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Earn Top Marks in 2016 Corporate Equality Index

Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Earn Top Marks in 2016 Corporate Equality Index

The Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Resorts Earned 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 1:15pm

CAMPAIGN: Awards and Recognition for Wynn Resorts

CONTENT: Press Release

LAS VEGASNov. 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Wynn Las Vegas and Encore are the proud recipients of a perfect score on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This marks the sixth consecutive year Wynn Las Vegas has earned the honor.  

“In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional leadership. Wynn Las Vegas not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values," said HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program Director Deena Fidas.

Wynn Las Vegas has always been on the forefront of creating and fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment, supporting all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. The company embraces efforts that advance of equality and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) guests and employees as well as their families.

Wynn Las Vegas was among the first resort companies to offer comprehensive health benefits for same-sex couples and their families and offers coverage for transgender reassignment surgery. The company’s internal policies support a safe environment for transitioning employees in accordance with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care.

The 2016 CEI rated 1,024 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Wynn Las Vegas’ efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

For more information on Wynn's commitment to LGBT workplace equality, please see our 2014: http://brochure.wynnresorts.com/

Wynn and Encore Las Vegas are two luxury hotel and casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. The iconic travel destinations are operated by international resort developer Wynn Resorts, recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world. Wynn Las Vegas opened on April 28, 2005 and has been recognized as the best resort in Nevada on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” for seven consecutive years. The resort features 2,714 lavish guest rooms and suites, more than 111,000 square feet of state-of-the-art casino space, 14 casual and fine dining restaurants, a spa and salon. Wynn Las Vegas is home to Le Rêve – The Dream, the aquatic and aerial theatrical experience named Best Show in Las Vegas for five consecutive years, and Steve Wynn’s ShowStoppers, a production with 35 singers and dancers and a full 31-piece on-stage orchestra composed of quintessential numbers from some of the most celebrated composers and lyricists to ever grace American theater stages. Encore, an expansion of Wynn Las Vegas, opened on Dec. 22, 2008. Featuring an additional 2,034 all-suite accommodations, a 72,000-square-foot casino, five restaurants and a spa and salon, Encore is located adjacent to Wynn Las Vegas. Combined, the two resorts boast four distinct nightlife and day club experiences, approximately 283,000 square feet of meeting space and 98,000 square feet of retail space. For more information on Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, visit www.wynnpressroom.com, follow on Twitter and Instagram at @WynnLasVegas and www.facebook.com/wynnlasvegas.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

Richard Hudock
Wynn Las Vegas

Deanna Pettit-Irestone
Wynn Las Vegas