Rights and Responcibilities

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Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children and young people's settings Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work. 1.1 The aspect of employment covered by law are:

* Minimum wage
* Discrimination
* Health and safety
* Holiday entitlements
* Redundancy and dismissal
* Training
* Disciplinary procedures
* Union rights and consultation

1.2 The main features of current employment legislation are:

* The employment right act 1999 and 2003
* The Sex Discrimination Act, 1975
* The Equal Pay Act of 1970
* The Race Relations Act, 1976
* The Disability Discrimination Act, 1995
* The National Minimum Wage Act, 1998
* The Employment Relations Act, 1999
* The Health and Safety Regulations 1997
* Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) (2002) * The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992)
* Human Rights Act (1998)

1.3 legislations relating to employment exists because this is to protect the employer and the employee, and to make sure that they stick to these at all times. it is also the law for the employer should not consider age and if the person is pregnant if they employ them.

1.4 Sources and types of information and advice available in relation to employment responsibilities and right are:

* ACAS
* CAB and union
* contracts
* policy documents
* terms and conditions
* job descriptions

Understand agreed ways of working that protect own relationship with employer.

2.1 The terms and conditions of own contract of employment are I am contracted to work on ground floor in my setting and that I work 24 hours a week. It also shows the amount of pay I am getting per hour. I am also entitled to have 5.6 weeks holiday pay per year which I can take anytime from April till the end of March. I am also entitled to have one hour break for every twelve hour shift I do which is split up into 3 different breaks, I can have two fifteen minutes and one thirty minute break. If I am sick I have to phone up by twelve that day, this is so that my employer can cover my shift. If I am off for longer than a week I have to supply my employer a shift note off my doctor stating when I was off work to the day I come back to work and it also states why I am off sick and when I can return to work. If I leave my workplace I have to make sure that I give my employer two weeks notice before I can leave. I have to make sure that everything that happens at work I keep confident this is to respect the individual's that I care for. 2.2 The information shown on my pay statement are:

* Name
* Date
* Hourly rate
* Rate of pay
* The payment method
* Department
* Tax paid
* National insurance paid
* Gross national insurance
* Gross tax
* Payment period
* Net total of pay
* Tax code

2.3 The procedures to follow in the event of grievance are that you should always be treated with respect and dignity and the culture and the religious back ground they are from. You should always report a death to the local authority within 24 hours after the death of the individual. When we come into contact with anybody you never know if any infections or fluids are there, do we must remember that we should always wear protective gloves and aprons before entering the individual's room. In my nursing home and we notice that the individual has died we should make sure the person has only got one pillow underneath their head and we should lower the head on the bed. We should then report this to the nurse in charge that night. When this has been done the nurse will then phone for another nurse off a different...
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