Last month, we discussed a Florida woman who was fired from her job at the Southland Christian School not because she was pregnant and the school didn’t want to pay for her benefits — that would have been illegal — but because she’d sinned by having sex with her fiance in the first place.
She’s suing, of course.
Las Vegas’s Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino did Southland one better by firing the 8-months pregnant Melodee Megia, not because she was pregnant and they didn’t want to pay for her benefits — that would have been illegal — but because she said “bye bye” to a departing guest instead of the more standard “goodbye.”
Seriously. This is the hotel’s claim. I think I feel the most sorry for the hotel’s attorney, who will have to go into court (Ms. Megia has filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit) and insist, with a straight face, that she was fired solely because she said “bye bye.”
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