The adult entertainment industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation. At The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC, we understand how frequently exotic dancers encounter unacceptable working conditions, sexual harassment, and a variety of other targeted, unlawful acts of discrimination. That’s why our South Jersey-based workplace sexual harassment attorneys emphasize the importance of empowering entertainers who are treated unlawfully by their employers. They are entitled to the same rights as any other worker, and we help them take action when their rights are impeded by illegal labor practices.
How Exotic Dancers Are Fighting to Reform Labor Practices
For far too long, exotic dancers in the adult entertainment business have been treated poorly by their employers, forced to sign unfair contracts, and sexually harassed or assaulted at work. Most strip clubs hire their exotic dancers as independent contractors, which means they don’t have to pay employment taxes or provide health benefits. This legal technicality has historically been abused by the owners and management of shady strip clubs, allowing them to accuse you of violating your contract for no good reason. But now, exotic dancers have decided that enough is enough. They have begun to organize and fight for their rights together. The New York Times has also taken notice of this. Here at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC, we are proud to fight for all strippers who are denied their rights as an American worker.
How We Help
One of the most common complaints we hear from hard-working women in this industry is that they are charged an egregious “stage fee” each time they perform at the club they are signed with. A stage fee is essentially like renting the time they use on stage, and in many cases, the worker is unable to pay off the stage fees they owe after performing, let alone pay their bills and put food on the table. This is simply unacceptable, and it’s only one example of the inhumane treatment that exotic dancers are fighting to eliminate. We help the movement by providing legal counsel to workers who are entitled to sue for back wages.
Contact Us for Assistance Fighting Unfair Working Conditions
At The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC, we are experts in every aspect of employment law. We help women who experience sexual harassment, regardless of their profession. Our South Jersey-based lawyers also handle transgender harassment cases, contract negotiations, employer retaliation cases, and more. Contact us today for help with legal proceedings.