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Sex worker is considered as the disadvantaged and vulnerable group in the society. They face discrimination and stigmatisation due to the work they perform. The exclusion in the society has resulted in criminalising and abandoning their rights as working class. The absence of statutory protection for this vulnerable sector has created a need for recognition of their labour. The Researchers has surmised the need for legal recognition to the sex workers as they need protection of majority of labour rights. The Researchers has done empirical study in identifying the social and economic position of sex workers in Trichy and Thanjavur District. Thus, this research has provided guidelines for the legal and social recognition of their labour and need for a statutory framework for sex workers.

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