ERR 201: Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children and young people settings
Unit reference: R/602/2954
Level:   2
Credit Value: 3
GLH: 24

  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.
  * Data protection
  * Anti-discrimination
  * Health and Safety
  * Rates of pay, working hours and holiday entitlement
  * Sickness

1.2 List the main features of current employment legislation  
Data protection - the area of employment which aim is to keep all my private information confidential. The main law document which covers my rights in this area is The Data Protection Act 1998. The main obligations of my employer under this act is to ensure my records   are kept safe, they must not disclose my personal information to anyone else without my consent, they must allow me to access the records they store about me for my request.
Anti-discrimation - this part of employment law contains protection from discrimination, bullying or harassment at work. It allows me to challenge my employer if I feel discriminated. The act which covers discrimination is The Equality Act 2010. This document defines 9 areas which are protected from discrimination and these are following: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation. This makes it against the law to discriminate against a person on any of those areas. Second piece of legislation which covers discrimination in the workplace is The Equal Pay Act 1970. This document ensures that women have the same pay and conditions of employment as man.
Health and Safety -is established to ensure the environment and conditions I work in are safe. My work environment must meet all safety standards and has to minimize any harm which may happen to me while I am working. I also as...