The sum is part of a settlement to compensate the woman for "emotional harm and lost earnings", said the human rights body that represented her.
The case served as a reminder that all workers have the right to freedom from sexual harassment at work, it added. New Zealand passed a law decriminalising sex work in The details of prostitutf proceedings, including the identities of those involved, is confidential.
But the settlement announced on Monday was viewed as an important milestone for sex workers' rights. NZ sex work activist becomes a dame Healy was at the forefront of a long campaign to decriminalise sex work in New Zealand, arguing that it would make the profession safer.
Her collective helped draft the landmark Prostitution Reform Act. It was passed inallowing brothels to operate as legitimate business and granting sex workers full employment rights.
On Monday Michael Timmins, director of New Zealand's Office of Human Rights Proceedings, which represented the sex worker, said the settlement "serves as an black reminder to sex prostitute the country". We encourage all business owners and employers to ensure that they understand and respect those rights," he said in a statement.
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