Understanding Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health and Social Care

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1.1 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. 1.2 The spectrum of employment law in the UK covers three main areas. Employment Rights, Equalities and Discrimination law... and Health and safety legislation. Although Equalities and Health and safety have meaning in other areas of life... both bodies of law feature measures relating to employment to a significant degree 1.3 Legislation relating to employment exists to stop exploitation of workers by their employers mainly to protect the rights of their employee’s and to make sure that they have everything they need such as. * Minimum wage * Safety standards * Holiday entitlement * Maternity leave * Redundancy payments * Discrimination laws * Maximum working hours * Age requirement All employee’s need to have all good things that protect them from unscrupulous bosses. 1.4 contract handbook policy documents terms and conditions job description Web sites like www.direct.gov (useful for other parts of ERR) books, journals, colleagues, whoever is above your employer est. 2.1 A contract is between at least 2 people or organisations, so an employment contract is between you and your employer. My contract tells me my wage, my policies and procedures, my contracted hours. 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 3.1 Own role fits within the delivery of the service
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