Unit 1 - Understand Employment Rights and Responsibilities in Hsc or Children and Young People’s Settings

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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 Aspects of employment are; 1. Anti-discrimination provisions e.g. gender, race, disability, religion, age. 2. Working hours and holiday entitlements. 3. Sickness absence and sick pay. 4. Data protection. 5. Health and safety. 6. Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks We also have the Disability Act, Manual and Handling Operations and Regulations, The Medicine Act, RIDDOR and more. 1.2 List the main features of current employment legislation. The main features of current employment legislation are; 1. Employment Rights legislation. 2. National Minimum Wage legislation. 3. Employment legislation. 4. Equalities and Discrimination law. 5. Health and safety legislation. 6. Working time regulations. 7. Part Time Workers regulations. 1.3 Outline why legislation relating to employment exists. Legislation relating to employment exists to protect the best interests of both employer and employee. There are policies and procedures put in place and complied with in order to protect the rights. Where an employee finds that is not complied with the employer is liable. There also exist to ensure a more cost efficient and safer working environment. 1.4 Identify sources and types of information and advice available in relation to employment responsibilities and rights. Source of and types of information and advice available may be; 1. Line Manager. 2. Human Resources Department. 3. Access to Work. 4. Community Legal Advice. One of internal sources can be Company policy documentation and staff handbooks. Any advice regarding: age discrimination, dismissing employees, paternity leave and pay we can look for at ACAS. In Citizens Advice Bureau we get

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