Understanding Employment Resposibilities

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Task A – Short answer questions 1. 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. Three sources of information that I could use are: • Health & Safety at work act • Trust Intranet • Direct.gov • Internet 2. Once you have identified a reliable source of information: a) List three aspects of employment covered by law. • Contract • Minimum Wage • Discrimination b) List three main features of current employment legislation. • Employment Rights • Equalities & Discrimination Law • Health & Safety Legislation. 3. Briefly outline why employment law exists Employment law exists to protect the employers and employees in the work environment. The law states that employees have legal rights as stated in their contract of employment. The employers must act upon these contract agreements. Task B Your work role For this task you will need the following: • A copy of your contract of employment or employment agreement. If you don’t have a written contract of employment eg if you are employed as a personal assistant, discuss your terms and conditions with your employer and make notes to help you to complete the task; • A recent payslip or pay statement; • Access to your workplace policies and procedures or notes from a discussion with your employer if you are employed as a personal assistant. i. Describe the terms and conditions of your employment as set out in your contract of employment or employment agreement. • Hours of work contract – This is the hours I am contracted to work • Job title – This states my job title • Holiday entitlement – The amount of holiday the i am

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