Thursday, 19 June 2014

6. Employment laws

Employment laws:

Health and safety: 
Definition: Comply with requirements for safe equipment for training purposes and also using the equipment in the working area.

Example: set risks need to be assessed for all equipment such as Camera, lighting and any props used. 

Equal Opportunities:
is a stipulation that all people should be treated similarly, unhampered by artificial barriers or prejudices or preferences, except when particular distinctions can be explicitly justified.

Example: If a British, African and indian man all worked within the same company then they will all be treated the same with the same contract when the applied for the job.

Employment Equality (age) regulations:
 Its is a piece of secondary legislation in the UK which prohibits employers unreasonably discriminating against employees on the grounds of age.

Example: Retirement is at the age of 65
you can get minimum part time work at the age of 13
if you are 16-17 years of age you are entitled to a minimum wage of £3.72 an hour.

Employers Liability:
Compulsory insurance that protects employers in case of an employee getting injured illness or death caused in work place conditions.
Example. when building work is going on if one of the employees falls due to the scaffolding not being put up properly then the insurance will cover it.

Employee rights:
 All rights allowing fair workplace contracts and conditions.

Example: wage, how many days or weeks they can have for holiday.
also parental sickness and trade union.

Trade Union:
a trade union is an organized association of workers in a trade, group of trades or profession formed to protect and further their rights and interests

Example: when a association like metro bus employees feel as though they are not getting paid as much as they should then they would go on strike.