ERR 201

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ERR 201

1.1Aspects of employment covered by law.
Minimum wage
Working hours(WTD- Working time directive)
Discrimination
Health and safety
Holiday entitlements
Maternity leave
Redundancy and Dismissal
Disciplinary procedures
Disability Act
Manual Handling Operations and Regulations
Data Protection Act
RIDDOR 1995
1.2 Legislation on above points.

National Minimum wage act 1998: The national minimum wage is the minimum pay per hour almost all workers are entitled to by law. The minimum wage rate depends on a worker's age and if they are an apprentice.

Working time directive 2003/88/EC: The law says that workers don't usually have to work more than 48 hours a week on average, unless they chose to.

Discrimination: It is against the
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This must be done fairly. There are different types of dismissal: Fair dismissal Unfair dismissal Constructive dismissal Wrongful dismissal
A dismissal is fair or unfair depending on: the employers' reason for it and how they act during the dismissal process.
Constructive dismissal is when an employee resigns due to a breach in employment contract. An employee could claim constructive dismissal if: Their wages are cut without agreement Unlawful demotion If the employer has allowed the employee to be harassed, bullied or discriminated against If the employee's workload has been unfairly increased There has been a change in the employee's location of workplace at short notice If the employer makes the employee work in dangerous conditions.
A constructive dismissal isn't necessarily unfair, but it would be difficult for the employer to show that a breach of contract was fair.
A constructive dismissal might lead to a claim for wrongful dismissal.
Wrongful dismissal is where the terms of an employee's contract are broken in the dismissal process, e.g. dismissing someone without giving them proper notice.
Wrongful dismissal isn't the same as unfair dismissal.

Disciplinary procedures (The employment rights act 1996): Employers should have written disciplinary rules and procedures to deal with employee performance and conduct, which thy must tell staff
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