Understand Employment Responsibilities

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201 Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

Task A – Short Answer Questions

Ai: Imagine you are a newly appointed supervisor/manager within your service. You need to update your staff handbook to reflect current employment law. Identify three different sources of information you could use to enable you to do this. Once you have identified a reliable source of information:

Aii
a) List three aspects of employment covered by law.
Work Conditions (safety, discrimination, accommodation, etc.) Wages
Hours

b) List three main features of current employment legislation. Minimum wage
Training
Holiday entitlements

Aiii Briefly outline why employment law exists.
To protect the employee and the employer
Nobody is discriminated
racism is not in the work place
No abuse, providing a safe work environment
employee fairness
people don’t work below minimum wage
nobody is taken advantage of
nobody is tricked into unfavourable contracts.

Task B Your work role
For this task you will need the following:

• A copy of your contract of employment or employment agreement. If you don’t have a written contract of employment eg if you are employed as a personal assistant, discuss your terms and conditions with your employer and make notes to help you to complete the task;

Evidence 1

• A recent payslip or pay statement;
Evidence 2

• Access to your workplace policies and procedures or notes from a discussion with your employer if you are employed as a personal assistant

Bi Describe the terms and conditions of your employment as set out in your contract of employment or employment agreement.

Bii Describe the information which needs to be shown on your pay slip/statement. Salary before and after deductions
Name
national insurance number
national insurance contribution
tax contribution...
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