Jo Taylor, 55, a former roulette dealer at the Crown Resorts, is suing the casino for work-related injuries that has made her incapable to do work of any capacity. According to the Herald Sun, Taylor is currently asking for compensation that is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars over injuries, which she developed while working at the roulette tables.
According to Taylor, working for long periods "twisting, reaching, and stretching across" a roulette table, having to work even if the table's chip-sorting machine got busted, had all contributed to her "severe injury with permanent residual disability and impairment."
She said the Casino had been negligent in many areas, which included ignoring her injury and complaints, failing to provide dealers with "ergonomically designed workstations," failing to rotate work staff, and failing to keep equipment on adequate maintenance. Additionally, she claimed that the casino did not provide "adequate training, supervision, and help."
Taylor makes $56,000 per year working at the roulette. However, according to her claim, she has not been able to work since 2012 due to back injury. She now wants the casino to pay her for "lost earnings and future earnings as well as unspecified damages."
Jenny Forti, legal representative of Taylor, told the Herald Sun that employers have the responsibility "to ensure that they put in place systems of work that allow their staff to carry out their duties in a way that does not place them at foreseeable risk of injury."