Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Task A Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work.

  1) Identify three different sources of information you could use to enable you to do this.
1 direct.gov website
2 citizens advice
3 existing company handbook

Once you have identified a reliable source of information:

  a) List three aspects of employment covered by law.
  * Labour law covers the deal between employee and employer.
  * Health and safety laws cover the work conditions, and minimum wage and other laws set basic compensation levels.
  * the Disability Act, Manual Handling Operations and Regulations, Data Protection Act, The Medicine Act, General Social Care Council code 2001, RIDDOR 1993

  b) List three main features of current employment legislation.
  * 1 Data Protection Act
  * 2 Health and Safety Act
  * 3 Working Times Regulations

2) Briefly outline why employment law exists.
To regulate the relationship between employers and their employees, to establish minimum standards and equality of treatment for all workers. to protect all workers, employers & employees

Task B
1) Describe the terms and conditions of your employment as set out in your contract of employment or employment agreement.
A: Job description - defining the role, responsibility level (eg Manager, Deputy Manager, Assistant etc). It might include limits on decision making/to whom one reports/is supervised by.
B: Entitlement - rate of pay, holiday entitlement, retirement and ill-health benefits, bonus/overtime rates, uniform and/expenses allowances, canteen facilities, etc.
C: Responsibilities: working hours, dress code, reporting illness/absence, annual assessments, complaints procedures, notice periods for leaving/dismissal, requirements to change working hours.
D: General: Depending on the type of job, there might...