Employment rights and responsibilities

This unit will count towards the OCR GCSE in Law and involves studying the following areas of the law.

This unit is based on some fundamental areas of knowledge and understanding of rights and responsibilities which exist within the employment relationship. Candidates are expected to have an appreciation of the basic contractual nature of the relationship, the fact that identifying employment status is not absolutely straightforward and the fact that most employment protections apply only to employees.

The unit also covers two specific aspects of employment protection: laws against discrimination and health and safety at work, as well as the protections for employees and employers where employees are dismissed.

Candidates are expected to be able to apply principles to factual situations and also to show a critical awareness.

While candidates are encouraged to be aware of the changing nature of law, they are not required to be familiar with innovations coming into effect in the twelve months immediately preceding the examination.

Employment rights and responsibilities
• Employment status and the importance of the contract of employment
• Protection from discrimination
• Health and safety at work
• Rules on termination of employment

 

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