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The British Retail Consortium hit back against the Lose the Lads' Mags campaign, saying that its members do not sell anything illegal and follow industry guidelines:
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In a letter in the Guardian, 11 equal rights lawyers say there have been previous cases of staff suing employers over exposure to pornographic material at work. They are now calling on retailers to stop selling "lads' mag" publications:
Campaigners are urging high street retailers to remove magazines that display naked and near-naked images on their covers or face the risk of legal action.
The Lose the Lads' Mags campaign, by pressure groups UK Feminista and Object, says displaying publications in stores or requiring staff to handle such magazines could amount to sex discrimination or sexual harassment.
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Retailers who sell 'lads' mags' that feature naked or near-naked women on the cover could be sued by their employees, campaigners warned.