Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Paul R. Castronovo argued the cause for appellant (Castronovo & McKinney, attorneys; Mr. Castronovo and Sara Fern Meil , of counsel; Mr. Castronovo, Ms. Meil, and Megan Frese Porio , Morristown, on the briefs).
Jessica S. Allen , Assistant Attorney General, argued the cause for respondent ( John J. Hoffman , Attorney General of New Jersey, attorney; Lewis A. Scheindlin , Assistant Attorney General, of counsel; Gail R. Beran , Deputy Attorney General, on the briefs).
Thaddeus P. Mikulski, Jr. , Hamilton, argued the cause for amicus curiae National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey.
Mark A. Saloman argued the cause for amicus curiae Employers Association of New Jersey ( Proskauer Rose , attorneys; Mr. Saloman, Nicholas M. Tamburri , Newark, and John J. Sarno , on the brief).
Justice PATTERSON delivered the opinion of the Court.
In Lehmann v. Toys `R' Us, Inc., this Court held that an employer may be vicariously liable, in accordance with principles of agency law, for sexual harassment committed by a supervisor that results in a hostile work environment. 132 N.J. 587, 592,
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