Vegas Hotel Employee Files Lawsuit After Fired for ‘Bye Bye’

May 18, 2012 Updated: May 18, 2012

Melodee Megia, a pregnant 37-year-old former employee at The Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas who said she was fired for saying “bye bye” instead of “goodbye” to a guest on the telephone, has filed a lawsuit against the hotel this week.

As an eight-month pregnant mother-to-be, Megia sued the four-star hotel for pregnancy discrimination and a class-action suit for workers’ wages, claiming that employees were not paid for the time they had to spend waiting for and changing into their uniforms every day, ABC News reported. 

Megia worked as a sales representative at the hotel from November 2010 to August 2011, when she said she was fired, according to court papers filed with the Clark County District Court in Nevada. Her job involved answering telephone calls from guests requesting room service. 

The Cosmopolitan is a modern hotel that opened in December 2010.