Vegas Worker Fired for Saying ‘Bye Bye’


/ May 18, 2012

The Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is alleged to have fired an employee for a totally ridiculous reason.

Melodee Megia, a former employee at, claims she was told she was fired from her job for saying “bye bye” on the telephone instead of “goodbye” while eight-months pregnant.

The 37-year-old mother to be has filed a lawsuit against the hotel for pregnancy discrimination and a class-action suit for workers’ wages. She also claims employees were not paid for the time they had to wait for and change into their uniforms on a daily basis.

ABC News Reports:

Megia was a “room service sales” employee answering the telephone when hotel guests called for room service, occasionally assisting in room delivery, her lawyers said. She is represented by Mark Thierman and Jason Kuller, labor attorneys. Thierman said “she was denigrated verbally and was mistreated because of her pregnancy,” while having a “behind-the-scenes” job at the hotel. Amy Rossetti, public relations director of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, said in a statement, “As a matter of company policy, we do not comment on pending litigation.”

The Cosmopolitan hotel is a four star hotel.