Unit 201 Hsc Nvq Level 3

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Task 1 Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 - Under this Act it is your employer’s duty to make sure that you are protected from any risks and dangers which could occur in your workplace. As an employee, you must avoid taking any unnecessary risks, use any protective equipment or clothing that you are provided with and follow any training or instructions you are given. Equality Act 2010- This act has provided a legislative framework to protect the rights of an individual. This act replaces previous anti-discrimination laws with a single act. The Disability Discrimination Act -2005-This Act aims to end the discrimination that many disabled people face. The Data Protection Act 1998/2002 -This act covers the confidentially, storage, retrieval and handling of verbal, written and electronic information to protect the rights of the individual Access to Personal Files Act-1987- This act gives you the right to see certain personal information held about you such as health records, medical records, social services records etc. The Children’s Act-2004/2006-This act places more responsibility on local authorities to improve the wellbeing for young people, provide childcare for parents who wish to work, and encompasses the every child matters framework The main features of current employment law are:- Employment rights Act 1996 , Equal pay Act-1975 ,Sex discrimination Act-1975 ,Racial and Religious Hatred Act–2006 Disability discrimination act 2005 Protection from harassment act- 1997 Human rights act-1995 Employment equality act- 2004 National Minimum Wage Act- 2000 and the Working Time Directive-2003 Legislation related to employment exists to combat the exploitation of workers by their employer’s things like the minimum wage, safety standards, holiday entitlements, maternity, redundancy payments, discrimination laws, maximum working hours and age requirements are
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