Hsc Level 3

Understanding Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work.
      1.1 List the aspects employment covered by law
Every aspect of employment is covered by law. The first of any form of employment needs a contract; the employee must have a contract of employment. There is a whole series of laws that relate to the conditions of work, these include:
Minimum wage
Hours worked
Health and safety
Holiday entitlements
Redundancy and dismissal
Disciplinary procedures
Union rights and consultation

1.2 List the main features of current employment legislation
The Equality Act 2010
Health & Social Care Act 2008
The Sex Discrimination Act, 1975 and Code of Practice
The Race Relations Act, 1976 and Code of Practice
Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
The Disability Discrimination Act, 1995 and Code of Practice
Data Protection Act 1998 - - guidance 2002
Employment Rights Act 1996
Employment act 2002
National Minimum Wage Act (1998)
Working Time Directive and Working Time Regulations 1998
The Gender (Re-assignment) Act 1999
Harassment Act 1997
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Health and Safety Young Persons Regulations March 1997
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) (2002)
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended in 2002)
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981
Human Rights Act 1998
Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (Whistle Blowing Charter)
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974-1986 Amendment
Sexual Discrimination Act 1976
Proposed Code of Practice – Recruitment & Employment of Gay Men & Lesbians