EMPLOYMENT RIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY
The different aspect covered by the employment right and responsibility are Data protection - this act covers all information held about individuals by an employer. Anti discrimination - this act prohibits discrimination of any kind such as sex, gender, disability, religion, or racial grounds. sickness-
The main features of the current employment legislation are
Data protection Act 1999- this act covers all information about the individuals by an employer. This means it controls all personal information used by an organisation, government or business and anyone who is in charge of keeping data's must abide by the data protection principle (Anon., n.d.). This principle covers but computerised and manual records. Equalities Act 2010 - the equality acts legally protect people from discrimination in workplace and society. This comprises of all the 116 acts which has been in place for discrimination into one act such as Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Equality pay act 1970 etc (Anon., 2014). Employment Act 2002 - the employment act was introduced 2002 to make changes to the Employment Right Act 1996 in other to allow flexible working hours to maternity, paternity and adoption and also to grant leave to take care of their children. Employment relation Act 1999-
Employment right Act 1996-
Human right Act 1998
National minimum wage Act 1998
national minimum wage regulation 1999
part time workers regulations 200
Working time regulation Act 1998
Legislation relating to employment exists in other to protect the right of both the employee and the employer. This is mainly to avoid exploitation of the employers and it ensures that all procedures, policies and regulations are been complied with. 1.4
My contract of employment include hours of work, which entails the hours of work and number of days am entitled to work in a week. Probationary period, this include the number of months and how my performance will be review to know if I am suitable for the job or not. Remuneration, this is the amount which I will be paid per hour and when the payment will commence. Place of work, this is the place of my employment and where it is located. Flexibility, this is condition of employment that under reasonable notice will be transferred or assigned alternative duties. Criminal Record Bureau Check, this states that the position that I applied for need to have a criminal record check. References, this states that I need a reference from two different employers to be able to get the position. 2.2
There are three tables in my pay slip.
The first column on my payslip is for the department in which I worked. The second column is the number of hours I worked in each department. The third is the amount paid for hour, while the forth is the subtotal calculated for each department I worked. The second table covers payment method which is by bank and it consists of both tax and national insurance. The third table which is the payment period covers everything about tax and beneath is the total to be paid to the account. 2.3
If I don't feel satisfied about my work or job I will report to my line manager, if I am not satisfied about his respond I will take it to the chairperson in charge. 2.4
My personal information such as
Medical issues- in case any health issues arise.
Medication- in case it may have impact on work.
Accidents- if I have accident, my employee has to be aware so that I am not given a task or position to comprise my health. Change of next of kin e.g. marriage etc.
External training which I had that will benefit my work.
contact- in case of moving house or change my contact
The agreed way of working with my employer is that I will have to work for 35hours per week, and...
...Understanding employment responsibility and rights
1.1 Aspects of employment covered by law
Hours worked (Working time directive (WTD))
Health and safety
Redundancy and dismissal
1.2 Main features of current employment legislation
Equality and discrimination
Health and safety
1.3 Outline why legislation relating to employment exists
UK employment law exists to protect employees and workers against circumstances they may face in their working lives – these are known as ‘statutory rights’. Although the protection available to employees and workers differs (generally, employees have greater rights than workers), every person who works for an employer is protected from discrimination in the workplace, has the right to receive the national minimum wage, and to work no more than 48 hours per week unless they wish to. These employee rights apply regardless of whether the employee or worker is temporary, fixed-term or permanent, or how long they have worked for the employer.
1.4 Identify sources and types of information and advice available in relation to employmentrights and responsibilities
Sources of information and advice can be accessed in person or...
and Rights in Health, Social
Children’s and Young People’s
ERR Workbook (SM/V1 July 2013)
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All learners need to know that employers and employees have a range of statutory
responsibilities and rights under Employment Law and that employment can be affected
by other legislation as well.
You need to know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers
within your own area of work.
The Equality Act 2010 combines previous anti-discrimination legislation into one act, and covers
race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment, pregnancy and
maternity, marriage and civil partnership and age. It protects against discrimination, harassment
The sex discrimination aspect of the law relates to all types of UK organisations, and covers:
Employment terms and conditions
Pay and benefits
Promotion and transfer opportunities
Everyone has the right to receive equal pay for work of the same value regardless of whether they
are a man or woman.
All aspects of employment (or prospective employment) are protected from age discrimination,
...201: Understand employment responsibilities and rights in Health, Social care or Children and Young People’s settings
Task 1 - Statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers
Links to learning outcome 1, assessment criteria 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4
List the aspects of employment covered by law
Health and Safety
Redundancy and Dismissal
Union rights and consultation
List the main features of current employment legislation
Equalities and Discrimination
Health and Safety
Outline why legislation relating to employment exists
Legislation relating to employment exists to help protect the rights of employees and employers. This is done by providing rules and regulations that must be followed.
Identify sources and types of information and advice available in relation to employment responsibilities and rights
Some sources and types of information available in relation to employment include;
The terms and conditions of the employee’s contract
Task 2 - Awareness of own occupational role and how it fits within the sector
Links to learning outcome 2,...
...aspects of employment covered by law.
Aspects that are covered by law are as followed, anti-discrimination provisions to protect against gender, race, disability, age, working hours and holiday entitlements. Sickness absence and sick pay. Data protection for personal information. Health and safety. Criminal records Bureau (CRB) checks when starting work within a healthcare setting.
1.2 List the main features of current employment legislation.
The main features are as followed, minimum wage, hours worked, Discrimination, health and safety, holiday entitlements, redundancy and dismissal, disciplinary procedures, training and union rights. Health and safety laws cover the work conditions, and minimum wage and other laws set basic compensation levels. There’s also the disability act, manual handling operations and regulations, data protection act, general social care council code 2001 and RIDDOR.
1.3 Outline why legislation relating to employment exists.
Legislation relating to employment exists to stop exploitation of workers by their employers mainly to protect the rights of their employee’s and to make sure that they have everything they need such as safety standards, holiday entitlement, maternity leave, redundancy payments, discrimination laws, maximum working hours and age requirement.
1.4 Identify sources and types of information and advice available in relation to...
...The new EmploymentRights Act 2012 has imposed several additional duties on employers, once proclaimed will affect the present labour laws in Barbados. The EmploymentRight Act 2012 clearly gives more rights to the employees and has several implications for employers whether party to the private or public sector.
The Act was passed in Barbados Parliament in May 2012; it marks a fundamental change in the employee and employer relationship. The Act establishes a tribunal called the EmploymentRights Tribunal for the determination of issues relating to the new rights, but provides that complaints must first be referred to the Chief Labour Officer for an opportunity for a settlement to be reached.
If a settlement is not reached, the tribunal is given wide powers, subject to an appeal to the Court of Appeal on questions of law, to determine complaints. These powers include, in appropriate cases, power to award compensation and power to order reinstatement or re-engagement of an unfairly dismissed employee.
The Act first consider how to determine if a person is an employee and give a list of factors to consider to determine this; this states that the employer is required to provide the employee with tools to perform work task. Also a place of work and must provide it employee with holiday with pay. These are not major differences as the requirements stated above...
...Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings.
Task A- Short Answer Questions
Ai) 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. (3 marks)
* The Government website gov.uk is one source of information that could be used. It has information on many things including benefits, working, jobs and pensions. This website has an entire section dedicated to “employing people” and gives information about statutory rights for employees regarding all aspects of employment including: contracts of employment, health and safety at work, pay, statutory leave, time off, sick pay and so on.
* Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is another source of information. The CAB is a charity that offers confidential and free advice to help people with debt/finance problems, immigration issues, consumer problems and many other things. This includes advice on employer/employee rights and responsibilities. The people who work at the CAB are all trained in the field they advise on.
* You could also talk to a lawyer, who specialises in employment and ask them for guidance of what information should be included in a staff...
...Employment Responsibilities and Rights.
Task 1 – Statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers.
List the aspects of employment covered by law.
The main aspects of employment that are covered by the law are.
* Minimum wage
* Hours worked
* Health and safety
* Holiday entitlement
* Redundancy and dismissal
* Disciplinary procedures
* Union rights and consultation
List the main features of current employment legislation.
The main features of current employment legislation
* Discrimination law
* Health and safety legislation
Outline why legislation relating to employment exists.
Legislation relating to employment exists to stop exploitation of workers by their employers mainly to protect the rights of their employee’s and to make sure that they have everything they need such as.
* Minimum wage
* Safety standards
* Holiday entitlement
* Maternity leave
* Redundancy payments
* Discrimination laws
* Maximum working hours
* Age requirement
All employee’s need to have all good things that protect them from unscrupulous bosses.
Identify sources and types of information and advice available in relation to...
...1.1 The aspects of employment covered by law are: health and safety(1974), disability discrimination act(1995 amended in 2005), the day care and child minding regulations(2003), Data protection act, sex discrimination act(1975 amended in 1986), the race relations act (1976 amended 2000 and regulations 2003), equal pay act(1970,1983,2010), working time directive and working time regulations (1998), national minimum wage act(1998) and the employmentsrights act (as amended by the employment regulations act (1999 and he employment act 2002 and 2008).
1.2 HEALTH AND SAFETY (1974): It is your employer’s duty to make sure that you are protected from any risks and dangers which could occur in your work place.
DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT(1995,2005): Provides legal rights for disabled people in areas such as employment and education.
THE DAYCARE AND CHILDMINDING REGULATIONS(2003): They set down minimum standards covering a number of areas. Registered providers have to meet ratios of adults to children.
DATA PROTECTION ACT (1998): Protects the personal information that organisations hold about people the information must be correct, must not be used for any other reason except the reason it was collected for, must not be passed on without permission and must not be kept for longer than necessary
SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT (1975,1986): Employer must not treat men and women...