Woman sues Red Rock Country Club

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A former Red Rock Country Club tennis coach is suing after she says she was fired over her biracial children.

Carmel Mary-Hill was fired in 2016. She said one of her kids was with her at the club’s annual tennis tournament when a member commented, “Whose black kid is that?” The lawsuit alleges the member went to management and complained. Less than a week later, Mary-Hill got fired.

“My boss called me into the office and fired me,” Mary-Hill said. “And I said, 'What for?' He was really upset about it and said, 'I don’t know.' And I said, 'You can’t fire someone if you don’t know why you’re firing them.' And he said, 'It came from the GM.'”

Within a week, Mary-Hill filed a complaint with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission who subsequently launched an investigation.

In July Red Rock Country Club settled with NERC, but now Mary-Hill says it’s her turn.

In September, NERC issued a right-to-sue notice to Mary-Hill. Thursday her legal team filed a lawsuit.

“Since the case has come out, I’ve had people say thank you,” Mary-Hill said. “(People have said) I was discriminated against at Red Rock and I appreciate you standing up for what’s right.”

Mary-Hill and her legal team are seeking full front and back pay, employment benefits, punitive damages, compensatory damages and coverage for legal costs.

Copyright 2019 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(1) comment

just sayin'

It is a shame, it took 3 years for this to come to light. I hope they also bring the P.O.S. member into the lawsuit. They need to be publicly embarrassed, due to their racial bigotry. People need to get over color, we are all humans. Good luck with your case, kick their A$$.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.