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Vail condo group owes $1 million for abuse of Mexican workers

A Vail condo association and its owner must pay a $1 million settlement to eight Mexican workers after a manager sexually harassed women, including one instance in which he stripped and attacked a housekeeper who was cleaning a room.

Vail Run Resort, a 54-unit timeshare in the wealthy ski resort town, defended the manager by firing workers who complained, paying his legal fees after an arrest and threatening a charity that was helping women file complaints against the company.

While the penalty doesn’t rank among the largest settlements between the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a company, it is a sizable amount considering Vail Run Resort is not a large company, said Mary Jo O’Neill, a regional attorney for the EEOC.

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