Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children and young people’s settings.
Outcome 1 - know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work
1 - Health & safety, minimum wage, working hours, equality
2 – Health & Safety at Work Act 1974: An act put in place to look after the health, safety and welfare of people at work, for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of people at work.
Equality Act 2010: This act legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace.
Employment Rights Act 1996: This act explains what rights employees have in a place of work. For example, time off work, guaranteed wages, dismissal and redundancy.
3 – To protect employees against circumstances they may face in their working lives. Every person who works for an employer is protected from discrimination in the workplace, has the right to receive the national minimum wage, and to work no more than 48 hours per week unless they wish to. These employee rights apply regardless of whether the employee or worker is temporary, fixed-term or permanent, or how long they have worked for the employer. These laws provide rules and regulations that must be followed.
4 – Sources and types of information and advice available can be, speaking directly to managers, reading policies and procedures, looking on the internet (direct.gov.uk) , going to a citizen advice bureau or joining a union.
Outcome 2 – understand agreed ways of working that protect own relationship with employer
1 – My contract of employment at Crown House covers the following : job title, probationary period, place of work, pay, deductions, hours of work, overtime, time recording, short time working and lay off, annual holidays, public holidays, sick pay, alcohol and drug testing, pension, notice and garden leave.
2 – My payslip includes the following