Employment and Right Essay

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Research: Employee Rights & Responsibilities
Rights
I have the right to be guaranteed to be paid the agreed amount of my contract.
The right to be paid at least the national minimum wage. This applies from the day the employee starts work.
I have the right for at least 28 days holiday pay during a year when working full time.
The right to time off for trade union duties and activities. This applies from the day the employee starts work. The time off does not necessarily have to be paid. Employees also have the right to be accompanied by a trade union representative to a disciplinary or grievance hearing. If an employee takes part in official industrial action and is dismissed as a result, this will be an automatically unfair dismissal.
The right to paid time off to look for work if being made redundant.
The right to be paid for ante natal care, paternity leave and maternity leave.
The right under Health and Safety law to work a maximum 48-hour working week.
The right not to be discriminated against.
The right to carry on working until you are at least 65.
The right to notice of dismissal, provided you have worked for your employer for at least one calendar month.
The right to claim compensation if unfairly dismissed. In most cases to be able to claim unfair dismissal you will have to have worked for your employer for one year if you started before 6 April 2012 or two years if you started on or after that date
The right to claim redundancy pay if made redundant. In most cases you will have to have worked for two years to be able to claim redundancy pay
The right to ask for flexible working.
The right to written reasons for dismissal from your employer, provided you have worked for your employer for one year if you started before 6 April 2012 or two years if you started on or after that date. Women who are pregnant or on maternity leave are entitled to written reasons without having to have worked for any particular length of time
Source: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/work_e/work_rights_at_work_e/basic_rights_at_work.htm#h_rights_at_work
Responsibilities
I am responsible for taking care of my own health and safety during work.
To take reasonable care not to put other people - fellow employees and members of the public - at risk by what you do or don't do in the course of your work
To co-operate with your employer, making sure you get proper training and you understand and follow the company's health and safety policies
Not to interfere with or misuse anything that's been provided for your health, safety or welfare
To report any injuries, strains or illnesses you suffer as a result of doing your job, your employer may need to change the way you work
To tell your employer if something happens that might…