Unit 201

Unit 201: Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children & young people’s settings.

Outcome 1: Know the statutory responsibilities & rights of employees and employers within own area of work.

  1) The aspects of employment law that is covered by law are:
  * Minimum wage
  * Hours worked
  * Discrimination
  * Health & Safety at work at 1974
  * Holiday entitlements
  * Redundancy & dismissal
  * Training
  * Disciplinary Procedures
  * Union rights & consultation
  * Disability act
  * Manual handling operations & regulations
  * Data protection act
  * RIDDOR 1995

  2) The main features of current employment legislation are:
  * Equalities
  * Employment rights
  * Discrimination law
  * Health & safety legislation

  3) Legislation relating to employment exists so the right of both the employer and the employee is adhered and protected at all times. Employees need the following:
  * Safety standards
  * Holiday entitlements
  * Maternity leave
  * Redundancy payments
  * Discrimination laws
  * Maximum working hours
  * Age requirement
It is essential that all employees protect themselves from corrupt bosses.

  4) The main sources and types of information that are available to have your responsibilities and rights in are:
  * Contract
  * Handbook
  * Terms & conditions
  * HR Department
  * ACAS
  * Citizens Advice Bureau  
  * Advice from trade unions & representative bodies
  * Line manager
These things should be available in your workplace for you to have a look at.

Outcome 2: Understand agreed ways of working that protect own relationship with employer.
  1) A contract is between yourself & your employer. Every employee has an employment contract with their employer. The terms & conditions of your employment are a statement & instruction of what the employers expect of their staff....