When I was reading this, I wondered if Aspen Ski Co's pay structure for instructors and general practice for instructor placement is that much different than other ski schools.
I thought the pay structure was base on accreditation, tenure, and requests combined.
Having spent time skiing with some of the top level instructors at Aspen resorts, I'm a little surprised that this guy had a basis to pursue this. I'm not surprised that Aspens actions were upheld. (my opinion based on the details of the story. I could be wrong. I've been wrong before.)