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  • Underage, Required to Work on School Days Oregon

    I work in Oregon at a chain, and am underage. I'm in a summer school program to finish my diploma. My employer is aware of this, and my school schedule has been blacked out on my availability. However, a newer manager has scheduled me during my school hours and is threatening disciplinary action which could lead to termination. Is this legal? If so, how do I fight this? If I miss my classes, I risk failing and not graduating. Also, I live on my own so losing this job isn't an option.

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    Unless you are 15 or younger (seems per your post you are older), you can work during school hours under Oregon & federal law.

    (only 14 & 15 year olds cannot work during school hours)

    If you are over 15, your employer does not have to work around your school hours/schedule. You can only explain the situation & hope they understand. Just because one mgr. let you work around your school schedule, doesn't mean the new mgr. has to.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

    Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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    • #3
      You might also try talking to your school. They may have evening classes or an online program which would be a better fit for you.
      I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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      • #4
        That's worth a try also. Since you said you are underage, I assume you are talking about your high school diploma. I don't know what they might have available as to evening or internet classes & if you are ever required to work evenings.
        Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

        Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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        • #5
          Most school systems have a vested interest in getting students to graduation and are willing to work with you to make that happen.
          I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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          • #6
            Agree, I should hope so.
            Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

            Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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