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Work Safe Twerk Safe v HMQRO: Update on Judicial Review

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2021

Naomi Sayers, Barrister/Solicitor & Notary Public

Christopher Folz, Barrister/Solicitor & Notary Public

An update on Work Safe Twerk Safe's judicial review
Work Safe Twerk Safe v HMQRO



Ontario: Naomi Sayers and her co-counsel, Christopher Folz, represent the above group, Work Safe Twerk Safe in an appeal filed in October 2020 to challenge Doug Ford’s decision to target strippers, discriminatorily and unfairly, in regulations to close down strip clubs.

Earlier today, the Divisional Court provided our office with its decision on our client’s motion for anonymization. Our clients were successful, and together, the parties are working together to move the matter forward. Our clients welcome this news and appreciates all support.

About Work Safe Twerk Safe:

Our client is a peer-to-peer group that is based out of Toronto, Ontario (Canada), made up of current and former strippers who came together to fight for strippers’ safety, dignity and rights on the basis that exotic dancing is real work. Our client’s mandate, among other things, is to resist against unsafe work practices implemented by owners and the failure of policy and law makers to ensure policies, practices and procedures centre the health and safety of strippers.

You can support our clients’ legal action by donating or sharing their GoFundMe:

PDF version here

For more information you can contact counsel or the group through the following:

Naomi Sayers

Christopher Folz

Naomi, Chris and Work Safe Twerk Safe thank the group of students who assisted on a pro bono basis concerning the original filing and the motion. Without them, this wouldn't have been possible.


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