Understand Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health and Social Care Settings

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Task A – Short Answer Questions Ai Imagine you are a newly appointed supervisor/manager within your service. You need to update your staff handbook to reflect current employment law. Identify three different sources of information you could use to enable you to do this • Direct Gov: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/index.htm • Health & Safety Executive: http://www.hse.gov.uk/ • ACAS: http://www.acas.org.uk Once you have identified a reliable source of information: Aii: a) List three aspects of employment covered by law • Holidays, time off, sick leave, maternity and paternity leave • Your contract and working hours • Redundancies, dismissals and disciplinaries b) List three main features of current employment legislation • Employment rights • Equality and discrimination • Health and safety Aiii: Briefly outline why employment law exists: Employment law exists to protect employees from circumstances they may face in their working lives. This protects every person who works from an employer from discrimination, entitles them to a minimum wage, and to work no more than 48 hours, unless they wish too. Task B – Your work role Bi: Describe the terms and conditions of your employment as set out in your contract of employment or employment agreement. In my contract it gives me the information of the job title which I am employed to do, the hours I work and the rate of pay I receive and also sick pay. It also tells due to the nature of work of the company, Bank holidays are viewed as normal working day, it also tells of the amount of annual leave I receive and when the holiday year runs from. Also included is pension, notice of leave, disciplinary and dismissal procedures, grievance procedure, dress code and uniforms, personal protective equipment (PPE), health and safety, and confidentiality and code of practice. Bii:
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