Mashantucket Tribe wins casino employment disputeThursday, February 4, 2010 Filed Under: Connecticut '
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut did not break a contract by failing to promote an employee at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, a tribal judge said.
Kelly Reising participated in the Succession Training Program at the casino. She cited a tribal council resolution that said she would be promoted to executive vice president of marketing after a year's apprenticeship.
When that didn't happen, Reising sued the tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise. But Judge Gregory Bigler said the tribal council resolution did not constitute an actual contract and did not contain a waiver of sovereign immunity.
Reising's salary as vice president could have been $326,185. Instead, she had been given a telemarketing job with a salary of $62,000.
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