[Histonet] Legality of work

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Thu Jun 5 09:17:18 CDT 2008

Shaky ground.? It is very difficult to work so closely in a private owned facility.? There seems to be "no rules" the ownership has to follow---even with management there.? The child is very scary...but when the fines come it won't be you that has to pay them.? Can you get in touch with her school and have her be signed up for a shadowing program?? This may relieve some of the "legality issues".


-----Original Message-----
From: Karla Arrington <freckles9660 <@t> yahoo.com>
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Sent: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 7:37 pm
Subject: [Histonet] Legality of work

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. 
freckles9660 <@t> yahoo.com

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