Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, social Care or Children’s and young people’s Settings
1) Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers with own area of work.
There are a number of laws and regulations which have been written to protect you at work; they also protect your colleagues, the people you will work with and their families. As is usually the case, with rights go responsibilities; these laws also explain / advise you what you are expected to do and how you should behave at work.
Main features of Current Employment Legislation are:
I. Workplace Regulations: laws that keep everyone safe and reduce hazards and manage risks.
II. Employment Conditions: outlines the duties, rights and responsibilities of employers and employees.
III. Equal and Fair Treatment: ensuring that people have equal access to opportunities and that the diversity of the workforce is valued.
IV. Working with Children: additional requirements that result from work undertaken with vulnerable people including children and their families.
Equalities, Employment rights, Discrimination law and Health and safety legislation
The law in UK covers the following aspects:
Minimum wage, Hours worked, Discrimination, Health and safety, Holiday entitlements, Redundancy and dismissal, Disciplinary procedures, Union rights and consultation.
Health and safety laws cover the work conditions, and minimum wage and other laws set basic compensation levels.
We also have the Disability Discrimination Act, Children’s Act, Employment Rights Act, Employment Act (Flexible working regulations) Race Relations Act, Data Protection Act, Manual Handling Operations and Regulations, The Medicine Act, General Social Care Council code 2001, RIDDOR 1995, Training, and more.
Why does legislation relating to employment exist?
To protect the rights of employers and employees by providing rules and regulations that must be...