Understanding Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Understanding employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting


Q) Imagine you are a newly appointed supervisor/manager within your service. You need to update your staff handbook to reflect current employment Law.

Identify THREE different sources of information you could use to enable you to do this.

A) Current staff handbook, Acas and government website.

Question a) Once you have identified a reliable source of information.

List THREE aspects of employment covered by law

A) Working hours and holiday entitlement, Sickness absence and sick pay, Data protection.

Question b) List THREE main features of current employment legislation.

A) Employment rights, Equality and discrimination and health and safety.


Q) Briefly outline why employment law exists.

A) Employment law exists to protect both the employee and employer, against circumstances they may face in their working lives, from those who take advantage of them.


Q) Describe the terms and conditions of your employment as set out in your contract of employment or employment agreement.

A) My employment is subject to an Enhanced disclosure with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and a probationary period of 3 months.

My job title is Club Playworker and I am contracted for 22.25 hours a week, Monday – Friday, during term time, although I could be asked to work additional hours to meet the needs of the setting. My working pattern will be 7.30 am – 9 am and 2.45 pm – 6pm.
My rate of pay is £7.15 an hour; my holiday entitlement is 5.6 weeks including public and bank holidays. The holiday year is 1st January to 31st December.
My normal places of work will be Funzone @ Feckenham and Funzone @ Walkwood.
I have to give 1 months’ notice to terminate my employment.

If I am ill and unable to attend work I must inform Mandy as soon as possible, for a morning session to call Mandy...