When the Germans legalized prostitution a couple of years ago they allowed brothel operators to recruit ’sex workers’ from the official lists of job seekers. And under German law unemployed workers who refuse legitimate offers of employment can lose unemployment benefits. So what happens when a young unemployed waitress refuses a job in a brothel?
“There is now nothing in the law to stop women from being sent into the sex industry,” said Merchthild Garweg, a lawyer from Hamburg who specialises in such cases. “The new regulations say that working in the sex industry is not immoral any more, and so jobs cannot be turned down without a risk to benefits.”
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