Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Employer Rights and Responsibilities.
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Laws/Legislations that cover employment
Employment Rights Act 1996 is the UK labor law's primary concern, this sets out the statutory rights of workers and employees. This includes the right to receive a written document stating the terms and conditions of employment, the right to maternity situations and a right to not be unfairly dismissed. This act also covers redundancy provisions, the protection of wages and also covers time spent from work for public duties. This is in place to ensure that all employees know their rights if it consequences to legal situations.

Sex Discrimination Act is in action to work towards the elimination of discrimination and promote equality of opportunity between sexes. The act affected employment and education. This is in place to ensure that all employees are treated equally and have equal opportunities when it refers to stereotypical jobs (e.g.female worker in nursery).

Equal Pay Act 1970 is in place to ensure that prohibits any less favourable treatment between men and women in terms of pay and conditions of employment. This act could also come into The Sex Discrimination Act because it shows that there should be equality to ensure employment is fair. This act does not cover race discrimination in pay. This is in place to ensure all employees are paid fairly and are modified as to not be less favourable.
The National Minimum Wage Act 1998 creates a minimum wage across the United Kingdom. The act applies to workers that either have a contract to do work personally, those working through agencies or home-workers. This is in place to ensure employees are being given the right wage for their specific age.
Advice About Employment Responsibilities and Rights.
When looking for advice about employment responsibilities and rights you can either look to the local government pages or you can personally ask your manager for more information.
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