Visit the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Youth at Work website (https://www.eeoc.gov/youth/index.html). This site was created after the EEOC observed that the number of harassment claims by teenagers was growing. For example, a Burger King franchisee settled a lawsuit in which teenagers claimed they had been victims of sexual harassment, including groping, sexual comments, and demands for sex. One concern has been that teenage workers may be unaware of their legal rights.
Click on links to review the descriptions of employees’ rights. Do you think this website would be easy for a teenager to use and understand? Imagine that you handle human resource management for a restaurant or store that employees many teens. Suggest a few ways you can use the Youth at Work website to ensure a safe workplace for your teenaged employees.