A ten year old boy who was asked by his parent to do a list of chores in return for pay has turned in his two parents.
The boy told authorities that he was paid ten dollars a week to clean his room, sweep the floor, and do the dishes. The parents did not file for a work permit for the boy. One day after working for a whole hour the boy cut himself on glass. After his parents gave him no time off to heal the injury he decided he had enough.
Since the boy was a minor and was employed illegally and injured on the job, the minor is guaranteed 50 percent additional compensation by the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law. The boy is also pursuing a civil suit for damages from metal duress and being overworked.
The boy says when he refused to do the work he was shut away in his room for hours until his attitude changed and he agreed to do the work.
On the night of Feb 22nd 2011, the boy's parents sent him to bed with no dinner.
The parents say they will pay the fine and try to file for a proper work permit. Child slavery has become an epidemic as of late and more children are standing up against these types of parents.
Authorities are telling children to report any illegal activities from their parents such as blackmailing them to baby-sit for free in return for the newest blackberry they wanted.