July 17, 1997 in Nation/World

Hear The One About …?

 

Jurors who decided Tuesday that coffee machine banter about an episode of “Seinfeld” doesn’t constitute sexual harassment opened a wound. They awarded $26 million to Miller Brewing Co. executive Jerold Mackenzie, who was fired after telling a female colleague about a racy episode of the show. Truth Freemyn of 9to5, a Milwaukee-based advocacy group for working women, didn’t like the joke. “There are lots of people who are going to read that this woman got penalized for speaking up,” she said.


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