Although you may not know it, as a young person you have rights as a student and a worker.

Young teenage workers are entitled to many of the same rights as adult workers. Young workers are often the victims of age discrimination. K

Rights as Workers

All workers have rights regardless of who they work for or how long they work.

Individual employment rights, concern the rights to which each worker is entitled.  All workers have an entitlement to a set of rights which is set-out in employment legislation.

It is important that you know what rights you have BEFORE you start work.

For instance, employment rights covers a range of issues such as:

  • Being given a written statement of employment outlining the terms and conditions of your job
  • To be paid no less than the national minimum wage rate
  • The right to join a trade union
  • To receive a payslip outlining your rate of pay, tax and prsi paid
  • Special protections for young people in the workplace
  • Entitlements to rest periods during the working day
  • Maximum working hours.

Want to learn more?

Why not ask your teacher to book a FREE lesson with us and one of our YouthConnect champions can talk to you and your class mates about these and other issues associated with the workplace.

For more information in an easy to read format, why not check out our sister site UnionConnect where there is a lot of information about rights at work.

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