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Employee's Rights

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Employees' rights Some these are part of the Employment Rights Act 1996; * Employees have the right to be treated reasonably and equally fair, amongst other employees. * They are entitled to view statements of their employment detail. * They have the right not to be unfairly dismissed. * They have the right to receive redundancy payments. This means that if the store they are working for goes out of business, then they get compensated, depending on how long their contract is with the business. * If a dismissal occurs then a written statement should be provided stating the reasons for their dismissal. So that the employee has legal written proof of the reasons for dismissal. * They have the right to take a max of 20 days a year of paid holiday. (more than 20 if they have worked for more than 6 years in the business) Employees' Responsibilities * Have to come to work with a positive attitude, towards time keeping and attendance and to work flexibly during busy periods such as, just before and after Christmas. * Colleagues must try to avoid taking holidays between the months of October and February, apart from religious ones or family emergencies, this is because this is the business's busiest time of the year. * Colleagues must abide by the company's security and confidentiality policies. This means that colleagues must never cash personal cheques or credit cards through the company tills and they must not give out information about their customers to any external person or organisation. ...read more.

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Staff can regularly check the car park and pavement surfaces and provide ramps and crossing points where possible. Robberies of goods and cash may place staff at risk of violence therefore Richer Sounds have C.C.T.V., alarms and other security measures. Employers at richer sounds can keel all escape routes and fire exits clear and make regular checks to ensure all exits are safe to use and also clear any rubbish left over on regular bases. The Act places a general duty to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees. Employers must comply with the Act. They must: Provide and maintain safety equipment and safe systems of work. Ensure materials used are properly stored, handled, used and transported. Provide information, training, instruction and supervision. Ensure staff are aware of instructions provided by manufacturers and suppliers of equipment. Provide a safe place of employment. Provide a safe working environment. Provide a written safety policy/risk assessment. Look after health and safety of others (public) Talk to safety representatives. An employer is forbidden to charge his/her employees for any measures which he/she is required to provide in the interests of health and safety, example,. Personal protective equipment. Resolving Disputes with employees over their rights and responsibilities * Disputes are resolved through company policies and procedures on equal opportunities, sexual harassment and HIV/AIDS. These written to prevent any discrimination from occurring, between different colleagues. Colleagues who don't take the policies seriously will be disciplined or if necessary dismissed from working with the business. ...read more.

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attendance and for violating any of the terms and conditions of employment. The procedure isn't contractual. * The procedure states that disciplinary actions can be taken after the case has been fully investigated. If it arises then the colleague may be suspended for a short period with pay, so that the case can be investigated. * If the company comes to an agreement that a colleague has committed gross misconduct, then the company may dismiss that colleague without a notice period or pay in lieu of notice. Disputes can also be resolved through trade unions. When an employee can't resolve anything from talking to the manager directly then it is ideal for that employee to join a trade union. This way the trade union will negotiate on behalf of the employee, until they come to an agreement. Trade unions can help to obtain higher pay, better working conditions, shorter working hours and legal protection against unfair dismissal. ACAS is another organisation, which aims to prevent and end industrial disputes. ACAS stands for Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. * The organisation provides advice and information to firms, trade unions and individual employees. * It provides conciliation, which means taking both sides of the story in an industrial dispute, so that it can find an agreement to end the dispute. * It arbitrates between the two sides, so it listens to both sides and then decides what a fair settlement is. Both sides then must agree in advance to accept the ACAS's verdict. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 Mudathir Subahi ...read more.

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