Trump’s air conditioning company sued over sexist air conditioner
Donald Trump’s Air Conditioning Companies filed a lawsuit Thursday against several other companies that manufacture and sell air conditioners, accusing them of violating anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws.
The lawsuit alleges that a few companies use “an anti-competitive and antiharassment policy that promotes discrimination” and that the companies’ business practices are unlawful because they are “disproportionate to the public health benefits of air conditioning.”
The Trump campaign said in a statement that the Trump Organization “has long been committed to a robust anti-disparagement policy,” and that Trump has a long record of defending civil rights.
“We intend to vigorously defend against the lawsuit and to vigorously contest any unfair claims it may make against us,” the statement said.
“It is unfortunate that this lawsuit will have a chilling effect on the growth of this great business that has brought millions of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars into the United States.”
The lawsuit also names the companies that produce the Trump air conditionors: Air Conditioner & Refrigeration, Inc., Air Conditioners Inc., Drexel Corp., and Drexler, Inc.
The Trump air conditioning companies are all based in the Chicago area, according to the lawsuit.
Drexel and Denton are both located in suburban Houston.