On Tuesday, a Tele Pay phone sex worker named Anne Cannon filed a complaint on behalf of herself and her counterparts in the U. District Court for the Central District of California.
She says the company, which is based in Glendale, Calif., engaged in a “pattern of intentional manipulation and exploitation” to siphon off workers’ earnings, paying them as little as .20 per hour, in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Phone sex advertisements have long been a staple of overnight television, airing in the wee hours between reruns and infomercials when few people are tuned in.
The lawsuit offers a rare glimpse at a misunderstood and frequently mocked business.
And it may be the first case alleging unpaid compensation for sex talk workers, plaintiffs’ attorney Brian Mahany told this week.
Estimates of average call lengths are posted online day by day, but the real figures are calculated in secret, according to the complaint.
“He reminds them repeatedly, cajoling them over and over with the telephone sex talk mantra — ‘Remember, it’s not HOW MANY calls you take, but HOW LONG you keep these guys on the phone! Workers are also bombarded with daily emails from Tele Pay urging them to work extra hours, according to the complaint.Has Santa's workshop adopted a "Don't ask, don't tell" policy?