Many thanks to the readers who let me know this wasn’t true. Embarrassing that I didn’t realise it, but then how implausible is it really when in the UK disabled people may soon be required to work for free in order to receive disability benefits? And jobseekers have already been required to work for free at Tesco? It’s getting harder and harder to tell reality from hoax these days. Still, I do apologise.
A 25-year-old waitress who turned down a job providing “sexual services” at a brothel in Berlin faces possible cuts to her unemployment benefit under laws introduced this year.
Prostitution was legalised in Germany just over two years ago and brothel owners – who must pay tax and employee health insurance – were granted access to official databases of jobseekers.
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