17 Jan 2018

Legal battle over revealing prostitution convictions to employers

A group of women has gone to the High Court to fight for the right not to have to reveal to potential employers their past convictions for prostitution. They argue the law, which says they must disclose their convictions, discriminates against them as women and violates their human rights. All three claimants were convicted as teenagers but say they were trafficked by pimps and should now be free to live normal lives.