Monday, January 18, 2010
Michael Fox over at Jottings by an Employer's Lawyer posts on Totorello v. United Rentals North America, Inc. (N.J. App. Div.), in which the female owner of a tire company sued a customer because the customer had demanded sex in return for retaining the $29,000-per-month account. The trial court dismissed the quid pro quo suit, but the appellate court reversed, finding that such a claim could be rbrought under the section of the NJ Law Against Discrimination making it illegal to "refuse to buy from, sell to, lease from or to, license, contract with, or trade with, provide goods, services or information to, or otherwise do business with any other person" on the basis of gender or other LAD-protected categories.