Unit 201 Understand Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care 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 · Discrimination within the work place e/g gender, age, race, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic. · Right to minimum wage. · Reasonable working hours. · Health and safety regulations. · Employment contracts. · Vacation time. · Employers have the right to fire an employee for gross misconduct. · Employers have the right to fire an employee if the work they do is not up to standard. 1.2 · Employment rights. · Equality and discrimination. · Health and safety. 1.3 Legislation exists so that an employer and employee know there are rules and regulations that should be followed e/g · Employers should provide PPE. · Employers should offer training. · Employers have a duty to ensure that their employees have a safe working enviroment. · Employees have a duty to inform employers of any issues regarding health and safety. · Employees should always read their contract so they know what is expected of them. · Employees should allow plenty of time when ringing in sick. 1.4 There are various types of information and advice available in relation to employment responsibilities and rights. Below is a list of just a few of the places you can look:- Internal · Employment contract. · Employee handbook. · Policy documents. External · Internet. · Library With regards to access to work and additional learning support help can be found on the internet or at your local job centre. Access to work is a scheme set up to help people with disabilities and those with learning difficulties get into work. Additional learning support has been set up to offer one to one support within the

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