Understand Employment Responsibilities

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Understand 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 within own area of work. 2.1 The most common aspects of employment covered by law are: * Pay * Hours of work * Health + safety * Employment contracts * Bullying, Harassment, Victimisation * Dismissal * Discrimination * Absences (Holidays, sickness, maternity/paternity leave) * Grievances * Disciplinary * The transfer of undertakings (protection of employment) regulations (TUPE) 2.2 The main features of current employment legislation are: * The Working Time Directive 1999 – Guarantees all employees a maximum 48 hours working week, and a four week holiday. * The National Minimum Wage Act 1998 – The minimum wage is increased each year in line with the cost of living. * The Work and Families Act 2006 (WFA) – Sets out the framework for family friendly policies from the government. * The Workplace (Heath Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 – Duties are more specific under these regulations and apply to most places of work. They define all types of workplace. 2.3 Legislation relating to employment exists to stop exploitation of workers by their employers and is put in place to protect the rights of their employee’s. Everyone within a place of work has certain employment rights to make sure that they have everything they’re entitled to, such as the national minimum wage, hours of work, health and safety and holiday. 2.4 The main sources and types of information that are available to have from your employer, which will outline your employment responsibilities and rights include: * The job description * Contract handbook * Policy documents * Terms and
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