Employment Rights

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201: Understand employment responsibilities and rights in Health, Social care or Children and Young People’s settings

Task 1 - Statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers Links to learning outcome 1, assessment criteria 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4

List the aspects of employment covered by law

Minimum wage
Hours worked
Discrimination
Health and Safety
Holiday entitlements
Redundancy and Dismissal
Training
Disciplinary procedures
Union rights and consultation

List the main features of current employment legislation

Employment rights
Equalities and Discrimination
Health and Safety

Outline why legislation relating to employment exists

Legislation relating to employment exists to help protect the rights of employees and employers. This is done by providing rules and regulations that must be followed.

Identify sources and types of information and advice available in relation to employment responsibilities and rights

Some sources and types of information available in relation to employment include;

Job contracts
The terms and conditions of the employee’s contract
Policy documents
Job descriptions.

Task 2 - Awareness of own occupational role and how it fits within the sector Links to learning outcome 2, assessment criteria 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5

Describe the terms and conditions of your contract of employment

Describe the information shown on your pay statement

The name of the company and PAYE reference are shown on my pay statement. Also, my National Insurance number, name and address and the hours I’ve worked (along with the hourly rate) are shown. Deductions such as Tax and National Insurance are also displayed.

Describe the procedures to follow in event of a grievance

Any member of staff has the right to express a grievance relating to their employment. Below are the steps that should be taken.

1. The grievance should be expressed orally, or in writing, to...
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