[Histonet] Legality of work

From:Karla Arrington

Histo's: I have roughly 2 dilemmas.  The first is of a legal matter.  The Pathologist for a week has had his daughter (15 years old), helpingme out in the histology lab.  He wants her to get training from me, then do the on-line HT program.  She has handled chemicalsand reagents.  I am very uncomfortable with this.  I have called the Child Labor Laws department for our state and it is illegal for a 15 year to be in a laboratory. Needless to say working with blood borne pathogens.  My most concern is the following.  As her "teacher", can I or other co-workers can be held accountable if this is illegal and is found out? This pathologist mind you is the owner of the business.  I am afraid if I say something, I will get fired. Where do I go from here or if there is someone who has a similar circumstance happen to them. The other scenario is that this same Pathologist has called a tech a slandering name, twice.  There is no "upper management" to go tosince he is the owner of the business. I was wondering if this is considered harassment and can this be used to nullify a contract signedby both parties for employment.  Concerned, freckles9660@yahoo.com      
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