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  • Writer's pictureEmma Halpern

Nova Scotia sex worker takes client to small claims court over unpaid fee

The Globe and Mail · Posted: Feb 1, 2023 | Last Updated: February 1, 2023


A Halifax sex worker is fighting for her right to be paid in what her advocates say is the first case of its kind to be tested before a Canadian court and highlights the need to decriminalize sex work in this country.


“I was offering services. He was supposed to pay for them. I spent a certain number of hours there, and he didn’t pay me,” Ms. Sheehan, 23, said during an interview at her Dartmouth apartment where she lives with her two cats.



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