Outline Why Legislation Relating To Employment

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201.1 Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work 1.1 list the aspects of employment covered by law 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, RIDDOR 1995 and more.…show more content…
There is an increasing responsibility for employers to protect the health & safety of their employees. The financial benefits to employers of compliance are significant. Regulations are immediately assessed and amended in line with changes in the workplace and how work conditions affect individuals. Key Legislation The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is the basis for health and safety law, it sets out general duties which employers have towards employees and members of the public, and employees have to themselves and to each other. This also includes taking action to protect the health and well-being of employees after they return to work, if they become more vulnerable to risk because of illness, injury or disability. Disability Discrimination Act The Equality Act 2010 aims to protect disabled people and prevent disability discrimination. It provides legal rights for disabled people in the areas
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