Respecting the rights of minor workers

On Behalf of | Jan 28, 2020 | Employment law

Workplace violations take place in various industries and take many forms, from office workers subjected to sexual harassment to an employer refusing to pay construction workers for overtime hours. However, some violations are especially upsetting, such as those which involve minor workers. Many underage workers are taken advantage of and subjected to various forms of mistreatment, from wage violations to discrimination and harassment. Our law office firmly believes that employers who fail to respect the rights of those who work for them cannot get away with their behavior, especially when it comes to the mistreatment of young workers.

There are multiple ways in which minor workers’ rights are violated. Sometimes, employers deny these workers overtime that they are owed, or even fail to pay them altogether. Moreover, some people hire young workers under the table and pay them less than minimum wage. In some instances, employers hire workers who are too young or they fail to respect state laws regarding the number of hours young people are allowed to work.

These are just a few of the problems that many young workers encounter, and our law office believes that victims of such mistreatment deserve a voice. If you are an employer and minors work for your company, make sure that their rights are respected. Likewise, if you are a young worker or the parent of a teen who works, take action if you suspect wrongdoing or know that violations have transpired.

Our employment law section addresses many topics related to violations in the workplace, please visit this page for more information.