Unit 201: Understanding Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care
Aspects of employment covered by Law include: - An employment contract - Health & safety - Training - Redundancy & dismissal - Working hours - Holiday entitlement - Sick leave / Statutory sick pay - Criminal records bureau checks - Anti- discrimination policies such as; age, sex, religion, disability and race
Main features of current employment legislation include: - Health & Safety legislation - Employment rights - Equality & discrimination
Legislation, relating to employment exists in order to protect employees, to provide rights and restrictions on employees and employers through a legal contract, as well as regulating and setting standards. It safeguards the interests of both the employee and employer.
Sources and types of information and advice in relation to employment responsibilities and rights include:
- Documentation including; contract of employment, employee handbook, company policies
- Internal bodies such as; HR department, line manager, supervisor
- External bodies such us; citizens advice bureau, trade unions, community legal advice
The terms and conditions within my own contract of employment explains that the terms described in my contract such as: Probationary period, hours of work, holiday, sickness & absence from work, termination & notice period and training costs, represent the principal terms of the agreement between the parties (myself as the employee and my director, the employer). It also explains that the conditions of my employment may change from time to time and these issues will be advised to me. Finally, it explains that it is my, as the employer, responsibility to ensure that I am familiar with and abide by the terms and conditions of the organisation during my employment.

The information described on my pay statement includes; My personal information, to highlight who the...