Bloomberg Law
May 25, 2022, 9:30 AM

Prior Sex Work Haunts Employees Returning to Traditional Jobs

J. Edward Moreno
J. Edward Moreno

Pandemic shutdowns spurred workers in hard-hit industries to find alternative forms of income, yet many who turned to sex work to help make ends meet say they’re facing hostile work environments when returning to traditional jobs.

Hospitality workers who lost their jobs during the first wave of lockdowns were the first pool of workers to face this issue, according to Vincent White, an attorney at White, Hilferty & Albanese.

“And when things started opening up again, some employers said, ‘You can’t work here, you’re a prostitute now,’” said White, whose firm has represented workers in several cases alleging unlawful discrimination ...

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