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New Zealand prostitute sues employer for sexual harrassment...and wins.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by will33, Mar 7, 2014.


  1. will33

    will33 Banned

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
  2. Bingo

    Bingo Banned

    Mar 3, 2014
    South by Southwest
    Honestly, that story strikes me as something that would have happened here first. We file law suits like its a hobby here in the states.
     
  3. Rush-2112

    Rush-2112

    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
    Well, they do still have rights in that line of work.
     
  4. Bingo

    Bingo Banned

    Mar 3, 2014
    South by Southwest
    And I guess it is a logical assumption for a painter to assume he will not be subjected to paint fumes in the work place. ;)
     
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  6. blue4

    blue4

    Feb 3, 2013
    St. Louis area
    I would imagine it would have to be paid for and voluntary. Still can't force someone, no matter the occupation. And you'd have to pay them, of course. I don't work for free, either.
    That said, how would you prove that in a court full of your peers?
     
  7. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    So if you have sex with a prostitute and then don't pay, does that count as rape, or shoplifting?
     
  8. Hi.

    Probably depends on whether You take the merchandise home or not...

    Regards
    Sam
     
  9. blue4

    blue4

    Feb 3, 2013
    St. Louis area
    I guess shoplifting, in the sense that you didn't force her, you just lied that you would pay her.
     
  10. That would be obtaining credit by deception.
     
  11. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    The Western world will be utterly destroyed by abuse of.civil tort law.
     
  12. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Good on her. Just because she is a prostitute, that doesn't mean that she should be subject to that kind of abuse.
     
  13. [sarcasm]

    Come on, clearly she was asking for it...

    [/sarcasm]
     
  14. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    This just goes to show you...now more then ever,
    ...Pimpin ain't easy.
     
  15. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Yes, I'm okay with this. Actually I am more than okay with this.
     
  16. +1
     
  17. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois

    While you're being sarcastic, what you've stated is absolutely true.

    I'm a professional industrial painter and my work requires (by government mandate) approved ventilation and certified respirators as well as other strict health, safety and environmental standards be followed.

    If my employer failed to comply with these requirements so that I were to be exposed to paint fumes he would be subject to fines by NIOSH (formerly OSHA) and the company could be liable for damages or even criminally prosecuted.


    In the case of a prostitute who works for a professional business, I can't imagine anyone more needing of protection from sexual harassment. The fact that so many people assume that a prostitute should simply accept sexual harassment as part of the job demonstrates just how much the legal protection against harassment is necessary.
     
  18. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois

    Technically, it's referred to as "Theft of service"