Hotel Worker Allegedly Fired For Saying 'Bye-Bye,' Sues For Pregnancy Discrimination


Melodee Megia was fired from her job at a luxury Las Vegas resort casino in September 2011, allegedly for saying "bye-bye" on the phone instead of "goodbye." But after enduring months of jokes and insults about her pregnancy, the eight-months-along Megia had her suspicions. The new mother has now filed a lawsuit against the hotel, alleging pregnancy discrimination and labor law violations.

Megia, 37, started working at The Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in November 2010, answering the phone when guests called for room service, and occasionally assisting in making deliveries. When she started showing signs of pregnancy in March 2011, her supervisor started making derogatory comments about it, and giving her dirty looks, according to the complaint.