Assignment 201 Understand Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young Peoples Settings Task A 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. You could use the following to update your staff handbook either online or by telephone. Direct.Gov Health & Safety ACAS List Three Aspects of Employment Covered By Law There are many aspects of employment covered by law Minimum Wage, Health and Safety, Redundancy and Dismissal. List Three Main Features of Current Employment Legislation Three main features of current Employment Legislation are Employment Rights, Equalities and Discrimination Law and Health and Safety Legislation. Briefly Outline Why Employment Law Exists Employment law exists to protect you, your safety and your human rights at the workplace for example working hrs, pay, breaks, discrimination, bullying etc.
Subsection 2f is extensive in describing unlawful termination as race, colour, sex, sexual preference, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin (Fair Work Act, 2009, p.1988). Under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) it is important to note that there is a specialist information and assistance group which have been established within the Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman for small and medium sized employers to gain assistance and advice when considering forms of dismissal. In conclusion unlawful dismissal is for certain prohibited reasons such as discrimination, etc, as stated above. An employee’s performance issues or misconduct by and large, encompass unfair dismissals. The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) sheds some light on the disparity to ensure employees and employers are protected when claims are submitted.
Health and social care Task 1 Understanding the statutory rights of employees and employers within LRH HOMES Aspects of employment covered by law •Health and safety at work act •Minimum wage •Discrimination •Holiday entitlements •Redundancy & dismissal •Training •Disciplinary •Disability discrimination act This is a list of some of the aspects of employment by law. The main thing is, the employees contract. Loading… The Four Main Aspects •Employment rights •Equalities and discrimination law •Health and safety legislation •Holiday entitlement Equalities and discrimination law The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. This act alone holds over 116 legalisations. This act was made to protect individuals
Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Task A - Short Answer Questions Ai: The current policies and procedures handbook in place at the company. Up to date health and safety requirements. Internet for example: www.gov.co.uk. Aii a: Wages Work conditions Holiday entitlement Disciplinary procedures b: Training Employment Rights Minimum wage Health and safety legislation Equalities and Discrimination law Aiii: To protect employers and employees from those who would take advantage of them and to create a safe working environment. Task B Your work role Bi: My employment is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the CRB.
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.
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.
201: Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children and young people's settings 1.1 List the aspects of employment covered by law The Law protects both the rights and responsibilities of both employees and employers. Three examples of employee rights currently protected by law are; Sick Pay, Holiday Entitlement and Maternity Pay and Leave. 1.2 List the main features of current employment By law, after an employee has been sick for four days they are entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), which is a minimum of £87.55 a week for up to 28 weeks. Some companies may pay more depending on their policy, but never less. However employers do not have to give sick pay if the employee has been ill for less than 4 days, or is paid less than £111 a week.
Unit 201: Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children and young people’s settings. Outcome 2: Understand agreed ways of working that protect own relationship with employer 1. Describe the terms and conditions of own contract of employment These most commonly fall into 4 main sections: A: Job description - defining the role, responsibility level (e.g. Manager, Deputy Manager, Assistant etc). It might include limits on decision making/to whom one reports/is supervised by.
Unit 201 Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children and young people’s settings Outcome 1 Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work 1.1 • Minimum wage (National Minimum Wage Act 1998) • Discrimination (The Equality Act 2008) • Hours worked (Working Time Directive 2003) • Breaks (Working Time Directive 2003) • Health and Safety (Health and Safety at Work 1974) • Training • Holiday entitlement (The Employment Act 2008) • Data protection (Data Protection Act 1998) • Sickness and sick pay (The Employment Act 2008) • Safeguarding (Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006) • COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002) • Manual handling (Health and Safety at Work 1974) • Accidents (Health and Safety at Work 1974) • Food hygiene and safety (Health and Safety at Work 1974) 1.2 • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, This Act places a general duty to 'ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees'. This includes manual handling, COSHH, food safety act and health and safety regulations. • Employment Act 2008, This covers disciplinary and grievance procedures, unfair dismissal, offers protection to employers and employees and enforced changes to the national minimum wage. • Equality Act 2010, This act which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society. This includes age, race, gender, sexual discrimination, religious beliefs, disability and pregnancy.
Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children and young people setting Every aspect of employment is covered by law this is to ensure people stay healthy at work, and they’re being treated correctly at work and not being discriminated. Before a young person or adult can start working their employer will write up some form of contract relating on their job positions. There is a whole series of laws that relate to the conditions of work, these include: * Minimum wage * Hours worked * Discrimination * Health and safety * Holiday entitlements * Redundancy and dismissal * Training * Disciplinary procedures * Union rights and consultation, The main features of current employment legislation *Equalities * Employment rights * Discrimination law * Health and safety legislation Legislation 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. The main sources and types of information that are available to have your responsibilities and rights in are: * Contract * Handbook * Policy documents * Terms and conditions * Job description Discrimination It is unlawful to discriminate against workers because of a physical or mental disability or fail to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate or suit a worker with a disability. Under the Equality Act 2010 a person is classified as disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.