Legendary German Job Centre
Flicking thro the Metro this morning, I found a rather worrying piece of news for unemployed German women.
The basis of the story is that a jobless waitress is set to lose her unemployment benefit because she refused to take a job offered to her. Thats fair enough, I hear you say.
Well, no, it's not really, as the job she turned down was as a prostitute in a brothel.
Apparently she considered suing the job centre in Berlin, but a court told her the centre had not broken the law. Basically, since Germany made prostitution legal 2 years ago, job centres "must treat employers looking for a prostitute in the same way as those looking for a dental nurse".
This certainly raises issues over legalising prostitution in this country – as I think is being considered in (Leeds/Liverpool?).
Whatever happens lets hope it remains restricted to women.