Our mission as Wooden Women @ Work from John R. Wooden High School is to inform students and parents about teen health, safety, and worker rights in the workplace.
Conjoined with Young Workers Leadership Academy and LAUSD school board member, Scott Schmerelson to declare May as Safe Job for Youth Month
Wooden Women @ Work hold a meeting with
school board member, Mr. Schmerelson, to
discuss proclaiming May as "Safe Jobs for
Child Labor Laws protect teens from working too long, too late or too early. Teens can work 18 hours per week during the school year. Teens can work 40 hours per week when school is not in session. Teens are not allowed to work past 9:30pm and cannot work before 4:00pm.
Did you know 30,000 teens get hurt on the job and about 30 teens die on the job each year? Many young workers get taken advantage of or do not speak up because they are afraid to lose their jobs. Teens and parents need to be aware of their rights for their health and safety.
Sexual harassment is a very serious concern. Many young workers are being sexually harassed in their workplace, but are too frightened to confront the issue because they don't want to lose their jobs. It is okay to speak out. Legally, you cannot lose your job for reporting a case of sexual harassment.