Know the Statutory Responsibilities and Rights of Employees and Employers Within Own Area of Work

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Understanding Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young Peoples Settings. UNIT AIM: The unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings in health, social care or children and young peoples sector. It covers: Statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers Awareness of own occupational role and how it fits within the sector Agreed ways of working with employer Career pathways Issues of public concern and how these may influence changes in the sector Learning outcomes: 1: Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work Assessment Criteria: 1.1 List the aspects of employment covered by law. 1.2 List the main features of current employment legislation. 1.3 Outline why legislation relating to employment exists. 1.4 Identify sources and types of information and advice available in relation to employment responsibilities and rights. 1.1 Some aspects covered by employment law include Anti-discrimination(Harassment and discrimination) This means treating someone worse than you would to another person for a reason. The Equality Act 2010 makes its your right not to be harassed or discriminated against. Discrimination can be direct or indirect, verbal abuse and unwanted physical contact. An example of direct discrimination would be: If a black employee is not selected for promotion because of his race. An example of indirect discrimination would be: An apartment stores prohibits all employees from covering their head up however this rule means people(s) with religious beliefs who are required to cover their heads are prevented working for the store. This would be indirect discrimination unless the store can find an objective reason for justifying the policy. Characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010 are as followed: •

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