IS IT LEGAL FOR A SCHOOL TO CALL YOUR EMPLOYER AND TELL THEM THAT A STUDENT SHOULDN'T BE WORKING THERE AND THEY SHOULD FIRE THEM? MY GRANDDAUGHTER WORKD 4 HOURS USUALL 1 EVENING A WEEK AND THIS HAPPENED TO HER. PLEASE ADVISE OF LEGAL RIGHTS.
Good morning,I'm sorry to hear of the situation.How old is your granddaughter?What state did this occur in?What hours did your granddaughter work?DougLawTalk41045.5785024653
MY GRANDDAUGHTER IS 17 AND WE LIVE IN WEST VIRGINIA. SHE ONLY WORKS 4 HRS ONE DAY A WEEK AFTER SCHOOL. SHE HAS ALLERGIES AND SCOLIOSIS AND HAS MISSED SOME SCHOOL DUE TO THESE HEALTH PROBLEMS. SHE HAS NEVER WORKED DURING SCHOOL HOURS.
Good morning,Thank you for the additional information.West Virginia, and the federal Government, do not limit a 17 year old from working after school only 4 hours a week. There is absolutely no law which would prevent your granddaughter from being able to work.While the law does not prevent the school from calling a student's employer and asking that the student be fired---this is really none of the schools business and they should butt-out. The employer is under absolutely NO obligation to oblige the school---and there is simply no reason to terminate this student.Unfortunately, there is no law, either federal or WV, preventing anyone from calling someone else's employer and suggesting that the employee be let go.She has the legal right to work, and need not be dissuaded by the idiots at the school. However, she will need to convince the employer that there is no need to let her go---and perhaps you can help with that. The law certainly allows her to work.I hope that you found my answer informative, that you are accepting of my efforts and that you will rate my efforts based on the knowledge I have provided to you.I wish you the best in 2012.Thank you.Doug
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