201: Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children and young people’s settings 1. Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work 1.2. List the aspects of employment covered by law
The law in UK covers all these aspects; Minimum wage, Hours worked, Discrimination, Health and safety, Holiday entitlements, Redundancy and dismissal, Training, Disciplinary procedures, Union rights and consultation, among many others. Labour law covers the deal between employee and employer. Health and safety laws cover the work conditions, and minimum wage and other laws set basic compensation levels.
1.2. List the main features of current employment legislation
The spectrum of employment law in the UK covers three main areas. Employment Rights, Equalities and Discrimination law and Health and safety legislation. Legislations relates to employment in order to protect the rights of the employee, employer. Due the enforceability of law it ensures regulations, policies and procedures are put in place and are complied with. Where an employee finds they are not being adhered to an employer is liable.
1.3. 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 etc are all good things that protect employees from unscrupulous bosses.] 1.4. Identify sources and types of information and advice available in relation to employment responsibilities and rights
When you need information and advice with regards to employment responsibilities and rights, you can find these within your contract provided by your employer at the start of your employment, or you can find this information written within your staff handbook if you have been provided with one. There should...
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