Canton Zurich could be breaking law on refusing sex-worker permits
Canton Zurich is under fire for possibility breaking the law on the free movement of EU nationals by refusing permits to sex-workers in the canton.
Authorities say it’s for reasons of public health during the pandemic, but that’s disputed by a lawyer represented one sex-worker. Valetin Landmann says there’s not a single case of confirmed Covid transmission from the erotic club scene.
There are no federal restrictions on EU nationals being issued a work permit due to the pandemic.
Zurich is the only canton which is treating sex-workers differently from others.
Support groups for the sex industry say if permits aren’t being issued, then workers will move underground – which will be more dangerous.