Err Outcome 1

Outcome 1: know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work

1.1 List the main aspects of employment covered by law.

The law in UK covers the following aspects:
Minimum wage, Hours worked, Discrimination, Health and safety, Holiday entitlements, Redundancy and dismissal, Training, Disciplinary procedures, Union rights and consultation, among many others. Labour law covers the deal between employee and employer. Health and safety laws cover the work conditions, and minimum wage and other laws set basic compensation levels.
We also have the Disability Act, Manual Handling Operations and Regulations, Data Protection Act, The Medicine Act, General Social Care Council code 2001, RIDDOR 1995 and more.

1.2 list the main features of current employment legislation
There are also Laws in place to ensure that the environment and conditions in which you work are safe. Both employees and employers are responsible when it comes to health and safety. As part of the Health and Safety at Work Act, it is a criminal offence for employers to not offer the correct training or protective clothing to their employees. It is also a criminal offence for employees not to follow the health and safety standards set. This act has a number of other acts that come under it which aim to cover all aspects of health and safety within the work place. These include:
• Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992- the correct way to safely move another person or objects.
• Control of Substance Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002
• Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981
• Personal Protective Equipment At Work Regulations 2002
• Reporting of Injuries, Disease, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
This makes the Health and Safety at Work act an umbrella act. All of these acts and regulations have been put into place to ensure the safety of both employers and employees and have an impact on all working...