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Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings Workbook This workbook has been produced to help you understand your employee rights and responsibilities as an employee (ERR). It is advisable that you read the questions carefully and then answer them as fully as possible in the text boxes. The boxes will grow to fit your text so don’t be shy; the more you write, the more evidence you will generate.

Task A
List at least three aspects (areas) of employment covered by law.

1.Minuim wage2.Hours worked3.Disiplinary procedures |

Identify three different sources of information you could use to find out about employment rights and responsibilities. Give reasons for your choices.

1.Citizans advice bauru, (http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/work_e/work_rights_at_work_e/basic_rights_at_work.htm)This goes into a lot of detail, which may be helpful to fully explain the aspects of your rights at work. 2.Colleges,It may feel more comfortable talking to someone you know/work with.3.Contact,Upon reading your contract it should outline some of the rights and responsibilities from around the workplace.|

List the main features of the employment legislation.
Give an example for each of the following.

Equality Act: No one should be discriminated, a few examples can be because of: race , sex ,religions or beliefs and disability. | Health & Safety at Work Act: This act requires employers to regularly review equipment, premises and systems of work to identify hazards and reduce the risk to clients. | Employment Act 2008:This act deals with disciplinary and grievance procedures. |

Outline why legislation relating to employment exists.

To stop the exploitation of workers by their employers mainly.

For example the minimum wage, safety standards, holiday entitlements, maternity leave, redundancy payments, discrimination laws, maximum working hours, age requirements are all good things that protect employees from unscrupulous bosses.|

Task B For this task you will need the following documents:
* A copy of your contract of employment. If you do not have a written contract, discuss your terms and conditions with your employer and make notes to help you complete the task. * A recent pay slip or pay statement

* Access to your workplace policies and procedures.

Describe the terms and conditions of your employment as set out in your contract; do not list what is in your job description.

In my contract it explains the principal responsibilities during day to day work in the home, describing the duties to undergo in a day. It also explains about respecting confidentiality of all matters that may be learnt in the course of employment. |

What information must be shown on your pay slip?

Information that must be shown on a payslip includes, the process date of the payslip , the hours you have worked and at what rate , overtime that you may have worked, national insurance number, address ,also if you do how much tax and national insurance has been paid. It can also include how much you have been paid to date of working there.|

Identify at least two changes of personal information, which you must report to your employer.

1. Change of any contact details, including: phone number, address , email and any other ways of contacting you. 2. Change of bank or bank/card details, for payment reasons.|

Describe the procedure to follow if you wanted to raise a grievance (issue) at work.

The homes grievance policy of the home is available in the staff handbook that was issued in my induction, it describes the policy in 3 steps:1. To inform the manager in writing of such grievance.2. To be invited into the manager’s office to discuss the grievance, and that the employee has a right to be accompanied by another employee...
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