1.1. The law in the UK covers the following aspects:
• Minimum wage,
• hours working,
• health and safety,
• holiday entitlement,
• redundancy and dismissal,
• disciplinary procedures.
• Pay :- being paid and payslips, company sick pay rights and performance-related pay
• Employment contracts and conditions:- contract of employment, changes to employment conditions and breach of contract
• The national minimum wage :- the national minimum wage rates and calculating the national minimum wage
• Time off and holidays :- annual leave and holiday, time to train ( request time at work to learn new skills) and time off for dependants
• Working hours: – working time limits (the 48 hour week), rest breaks and over time.
• Sickness absence:- time off for sickness and statement of fitness for work
1.3. legislation relating to employment exists to stop employers abusing and taking advantage of its employees, it protects against discrimination at work and means all employees gets fair and equal pay, making each setting a safer and more efficient environment to work. There is also an increasing responsibility for employers to protect the health and safety of their employees.
1.4. When I need information and advice with regards to employment responsibilities and rights, I can find these within my contract provided by my employer at the start of my employment, or I can find this information written in the staff handbook. There are also policy and procedure documents available within my setting or I could ask a member of staff if I am unsure of my responsibilities.
2.1. My contract tells me my job title, my rate of pay so I know how much I am getting paid monthly. My holiday entitlements so I know how many hours holiday I can take in a year, it tells me if and when I’m entitled to sick pay and lastly it tells me how much notice I have to give my manger if I want to leave.
2.2. My payslip shows my name so I know I have the right one. Employee number which is unique to me. My gross and net pay which is my pay before and after tax. It show how much tax I have paid that month and year to date and what tax period we are in. It shows me N.I. number which is also unique to me.
2.3. Firstly I would inform my manager/ deputy manager, they will let me know if I need to put my complaint in writing or not. They will then plan to hold a meeting to discuss the grievance further. The person dealing with the complaint will decide the appropriate actions to take, but if I am not happy with the actions took in order to resolve the grievance I am allowed to take it further.
2.4. Employees personal data should be kept safe, secure and up to date by an employer. Data an employer can keep abound an employee includes name, address, date of birth, sex, education and qualifications, work experience, National Insurance number, tax code, details of any known disability, emergency contact details