Auto Parts Maker Charged in Sex Bias Lawsuit

Former sales representative Lorrie Beno has charged Magna International Inc. with sex discrimination. Beno contends that, while employed at the auto parts manufacturing company, she was routinely grabbed and verbally harassed by male employees, and that her male colleagues regularly entertained auto executives at Detroit-area strip clubs in efforts to gain sales. The suit, filed last year, further contends that salesmen were reimbursed for thousands of dollars spent at strip clubs, while Beno was denied reimbursement for $70 ice pageant tickets.


The New York Times - September 9, 1997

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