Short notes on Children and forced Labour under industrial labour and general laws mcq
Children and forced Labour
No child under the age of 15 maybe employed and no child under the minimum school-leaving age in terms of anylaw, if this is 15 or older, may be employed. A child must not do work that isinappropriate for their age, or that places their well-being, education,physical or mental health and spiritual, moral or social development at risk.The onus is on the employer to prove that he or she investigated and found thatthe child was old enough to be an employee. All forced labour is prohibited. Ifan employer is found guilty of these offences, they can sentence to up to threeyears’ imprisonment.