If it turns out that there is nothing illegal about training her, would you
still have a problem doing it?
You mentioned that the pathologist has called someone a name. I'm guessing
that he might not be well liked. If that's the case, would this be
something that his daughter would be likely to notice?
One final question, are you the only HT in the lab?
On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 4:37 PM, Karla Arrington
> I have roughly 2 dilemmas. The first is of a legal matter. The
> Pathologist for a week has had his daughter (15 years old), helping
> me out in the histology lab. He wants her to get training from me, then do
> the on-line HT program. She has handled chemicals
> and 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 to
> since he is the owner of the business. I was wondering if this is
> considered harassment and can this be used to nullify a contract signed
> by both parties for employment.
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