Employment and Therapist Assistant Apprentice

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Employment and Therapist Assistant Apprentice
Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within in own area of work.

List the aspects of employment covered law.
The law in UK covers the following aspects:
Minimum Wage.
Health and Safety.
Union Rights.
Redundancy and dismissal.
Disciplinary procedures.
Labour laws that relate to the points listed above cover the responsibilities between employee and employer. Health and Safety laws relate to working conditions, minimum wage relates to basic salary and there are other laws that set basic compensation levels. There are several further laws that protect both the employee and the employer such as the Disability Act, The Medicine Act, General Social Care Council Code 2001, RIDDOR 1995 and more.

List the main features of current employment legislation
The main features of employment legislation are:
Employment rights
Equality and Discrimination
Health and Safety.

Outline why legislation relating to employment exists

Legislation relating to employment exists in order to prevent the exploitation of employees by employers. Legislation protects employees rights and covers areas such as:
Salary, equal pay.
Maternity/Paternity entitlement
Sick pay, Holiday pay, Redundancy
Working hours
Discrimination i.e disability, gender, age.
Employers are required to adhere to this legislation and can receive penalties if they do not.

Identify sources and types of information and advice available in relation to employment responsibilities and rights
In order to obtain information and advice in relation to employment responsibilities and rights an employee should be given the following:
Contract: This should cover all the terms and conditions.
Job description
Policy documents
Employee handbook
Further information can be obtained from organisations such as, citizens advise and trade unions.

Understand agreed ways of working that protect own relationship with employer

Describe the terms and

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