NJ LAD: Quid Pro Quo Sex for Business Prohibited.

When a customer demands sexual favors from a vendor for a continued business relationship, the quid pro quo sexual harassment is actionable under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. In J. T.’s Tire Service, Inc. v. United Rentals North America, Inc., a male manager of the defendant national equipment rental company demanded sex from the female owner of a tire company in exchange for a lucrative contract. When she refused his advances, he retaliated by stripping her company of the business. The Appellate Division held that this constituted prohibited sexual harassment under the law.

See. J. T.’s Tire Service, Inc. v. United Rentals North America, Inc., — N.J.Super. –, 2010 WL 26495 (App.Div. 2010) http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/opinions/a2989-08.pdf.

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