Employment Responsibilities Powerpoint 2 Essay

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Employment Responsibilities
& Rights
In Health, Social Care or Children’s & Young
People’s
Settings

AIMS & OBJECTIVES
By the end of the session you will
 Understand aspects of employment law
 Understand your role & responsibilities in respect of employment practices
 Address issues of concerns raised in your professional sector
 Be able to create a personal career pathway plan. EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS AND
RESPONSIBILITIES
What current legislation protects employees in
England?

LEGISLATION
 Equality Act

2010
 Employment Act 2008
 Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
 Employment Rights Act 1996

OVERVIEW OF LEGISLATION
 The

following slides will give you a brief overview on what is covered in each Act.
 Website links are included for you to research each one further.

EQUALITY ACT 2010

This Act is aimed at protecting individual rights which includes
 AGE
 RACE
 GENDER
 SEXUAL ORIENTATION
 RELIGIOUS BELIEFS
 DISABILITY
 PREGNANCY

Website: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/equalities/equality-act/

EQUALITY ACT 2010
 This

Act encourages consistency in what you need to do to make your work place a fair environment, and to comply with the law.

 Website

www.acas.org.uk

Employment Act 2008
 Covers

disciplinary and grievance procedures  Unfair dismissal
 Protects both employers and employees
 Enforced changes to the national minimum wage  Website www.acas.org.uk

HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK ACT
1974
 This

is the major piece of legislation relating to health and safety in the workplace.
 Outlines a number of responsibilities for employers, managers and employees
 Website

http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm

Employers responsibilities
 Ensure

the health and safety at work for all employees  Provide and maintain equipment and systems which are safe and not a risk to employees’ health in terms of use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances
 Provide information, training and supervision relating to health and safety at work

Managers have a duty to








Maintain a safe working environment for all staff
Ensure that all staff adhere to policies, procedures and instructions
Provide training for staff practices and work methods
Explain hazards and safe working practices to new employees before they start work
Report/record all accidents

Employees have a duty to
 Adhere

to instructions relating to the operation of a site and equipment
 Ensure that they use materials in line with recommended procedures
 Utilise protective clothing and equipment as directed  Not to misuse anything provided for health, safety and welfare.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
REGULATIONS
UNDER THE ‘UMBRELLA’ OF
THE HEALTH AND SAFETY AT
WORK ACT 1974 ARE A
NUMBER OF REGULATIONS
THAT WE WORK TO
Can you name any?

HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS







MANUAL HANDLING REGULATIONS 1992
RIDDOR (reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations) 1995
COSHH (control of substances hazardous to health) 2002
ROAD VEHICLES REGULATIONS (amendment No 2) 1996
FOOD SAFETY ACT 1990
HEALTH AND SAFETY (FIRST AID) REGULATIONS 1981

WEBSITE www.hse.gov.uk/legislation

EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ACT 1996











WAGES
WRITTEN CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT
TRAINING
ANTI-NATAL CARE RIGHTS
FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS FOR PARENTS
PARENTAL LEAVE AND PAY RIGHTS to include maternity and paternity rights
RIGHTS OF MINIMIUM NOTICE
REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS
UNFAIR DISMISSAL www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1996/18/contents Where to find legislation information
 Internet

access (websites)

 Books
 Journals
 Colleagues
 Sector

organisations i.e., Care Quality
Commission, General Social Care Council
 Pre-school Learning Alliance, NCMA, LEA

Employers Responsibilities and Rights
Section B ~ what you need




Contract of employment
Job description
Payslip

Access to your workplace policies and procedures to include:
 Data protection & confidentiality
 Grievance & Conflict management
 Health and safety
 Safeguarding…