However, Tele Pay charges its callers per minute and brings in as much as 0 per hour from the phone-sex workers’ labor, the suit claims.
The suit alleges that Tele Pay uses “Draconian measures” to withhold pay from its workers, by including calls that never end up being verified as being from customers — such as prank calls and silent calls — in the workers’ call average.
“It’s his position that these were carousel chat lines – that he could listen to the messages that these people had left, he could leave messages and he could contact them.
“It was the content of their messages and their chat which prompted him to ask for the money.” When Sutherland was last in court in August, he shouted out during the case that the men had been “paedophiles”.
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Furthermore, the suit claims the company makes it tough for workers to keep track of their call lengths and that workers don’t receive overtime compensation.
The class-action suit seeks unpaid hourly wages going back three years, in addition to other “off-the-clock wages” on behalf of the class, which is largely composed of women.
There was never any suggestion that he did set up chat lines.
His defence agent, Fiona Cooper, said that Sutherland’s troubled background and family life had left him with certain feelings about both chat lines and paedophiles.
She told the court that the teenager had been put into a secure school when he was younger and absconded, leaving him in the hands of an older man.
Jobcentre Plus used to refuse to advertise "adult entertainment industry" vacancies but a High Court ruling in 2003 involving the sex shop Ann Summers forced it to change its policy, after judges ruled the state body was failing in its obligation to help people find work.
The Department for Work and Pensions has now published a consultation into its policy, asking people if they think it contradicts equality regulations that are working to end sex discrimination.