Vail Corp. Settles Discrimination Suit for $80,000

June 23, 2009

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Denver-based The Vail Corp. will pay $80,000 as part of a settlement of a religious and gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the agency.

Court documents say the corporation agreed to provide training for employees on what constitutes unlawful discrimination based on gender and religion.

The EEOC’s lawsuit alleged that an emergency services supervisor at Vail’s Keystone Resort ski area was harassed based on her Christian religion and gender. It alleged that Lisa Marie Cornwell was denied religious accommodations, was treated less favorably than her male colleagues and was fired in retaliation for complaining.

A Keystone spokeswoman was not immediately available for comment by press time.

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