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Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook (Lsa)

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Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook

Q1. Describe the main features of legislation relating to contracts of employment.
Employment Rights Act 1996 – Employees entitled to written statement* of key terms and conditions of employment (Within 2mths of start if contract for more than 1mth).
Equality Act 2010 – Unlawful for employers hindering or not employing individuals due to either perceived/physical difference (Practical exceptions may apply. Legislation also applies to employees conduct too). Applies to Age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation.
Health and Safety legislation - Enforces Employer and employee duty and responsibility for minimising risk in the workplace for themselves and others.
Employment Contract* - Covers permanent, temporary or specified period employment of key terms. Changes and termination governed by rules/rights to employment which protect both parties from unfairness.
Other – Codes of conduct/ Grievance and disciplinary procedures of organisation. Employment Tribunal all employees can use if believe dismissed or treated unfairly. Tribunal can issue punitive damages of organisation if found in favour on employee. Civil court does not require same level of proof as criminal courts and also permits hearsay.

Q2. Describe main features of legislation relating to anti-discrimination provisions.
Equality Act 2010 – Unlawful for employers hindering or not employing individuals due to either perceived/physical difference (Practical exceptions may apply. Legislation also applies to employees conduct too). Applies to Age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. Also applies to equal pay, recruitment, transfers, dismissals, training etc.

        Q3. Describe the main features of legislation relating to working hours and holiday entitlements.
Working Time Regulations 1998 (Enforced by Employment Tribunals and H&S Executive inspections) – All employers in UK must abide...

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