Unit 1 Understanding the employments responsibilty's and rights in Health, Social care or Children's and young people's setting
1.1 - The law in UK covers the following 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.
We also have the Disability Act, Manual Handling Operations and Regulations, Data Protection Act, The Medicine Act, General Social Care Council code 2001 and RIDDOR 1995.
1.2 - The current employment legislation are :
- Employment rights (This is covered in my poilcy setting. This means all employee's that work within our setting have rights).
- Equality and discrimination
This is so employee's are discriminated against in our setting and are all treated as equals.
- Health and safety
This is so employee's all know about the health and safety in our setting, where all exits are located and how to deal with hazards.
The reason why the legislation to employment exists is to protect the rights of employers and employees by providing rules and regulations that must be followed in poilcy's at work.
The main sources and types of information that are available to have your responsibilities and rights in are
* Contract - That employee's need to read and sign.
* Handbook - On the setting information.
* Policy documents - Outlined policy's in documents that employee's need to read, understand , agree and sign.
* Terms and conditions - That the employee's have to read and sign of the settings terms and conditions that must be followed.
* Job description - The employee's job description of what they need to do and how to follow them. This needs to be read and understood.