Understanding employment responsibilities and rights in health and social care.
1. 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.
· Minimum wage
· Hours worked
· Health and Safety
· Holiday entitlement
· Redundancy and dismisal
· Disiplinary procedures
· Union rights and consultation
· Disability act
· Manual handling
· Operations and regulations
· The medicine act
· General social care council code 2001
· Riddor 1995
1.2. List the main features of current employment legislation.
Employment rights act 1996-
· The right to receive a written statement of terms and conditions of employment.
· A right to not be unfairly dismissed.
· Maternity rights.
· Redundancy provisions, including right to redundancy pay.
· Statutory minimum notice period for dismissals and reasons for dismissals.
· Protection of wages.
· Protection from suffering a detriment in employment.
· Time off from work for public duties.
Health and Safety at work act 1974-
· make arrangements for implementing the health and safety measures identified as necessary by the risk assessment
· appoint competent people (often themselves or company colleagues) to help
· them to implement the arrangements
· set up emergency procedures
· provide clear information and training to employees
· work together with other employers sharing the same workplace.
Equalities and discrimination act
· Religion and beliefs
· Sexual orientation
1.3 Outline why legislation relating to employment exists
To protect employees for being treated badly by employers - for example being paid very little money, being fired for no reason, being asked to work any hours the company wants, being sacked for being off work ill. Also To protect the employee and give them some rights against those that want to...