The law in the UK covers a number of various aspects; these cover areas such as Disciplinary procedures, Health and Safety, Holiday entitlements, Minimum wage, Number of hours worked, Redundancy and dismissal and Training amongst others.
There is also the Disability act, Manual handling, Data protection act, General social care council code 2001, RIDDOR 1995 along with more.
The main features of current employment legislation are Employment Rights, Equality and discrimination, Health and Safety.
Legislation exists to protect employees from being exploited and abused by their employers.
The main sources which contain an employee’s responsibilities are in their Contract, Staff handbook, Job description, Work policy documents and the Terms and conditions.
The contract of employment lists out the duties of the position to which it is associated, the contract also details information such as the contracted hours which are signed for along with the wage of the position and the policies and procedures.
On a payslip there is the Gross Pay which is the amount earned before any deductions. Also there are the variable deductions such as Tax and National Insurance, there are also fixed deductions such as Union fee’s.
Additionally there is information such as the Tax Code, National Insurance Number and Pay Rate.
A breakdown of additional payments such as Overtime is also included in the Gross Pay section.
The grievance procedure is a five step procedure. This starts as an informal discussion with the line manager; if nothing is resolved in the first stage the next is to make a formal complaint to the line manager.
If this is unsuccessful the third step is to make a formal complaint to the service manager. From here the next step is to take the complaint to the chief executive and the final step of the grievance procedure is to take it to the board of directors.