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Level-1 2C: Describe the main laws which protect employees at work. Identify possible health and safety risks for the employees in the chosen business. Describe the procedures for dealing with disputes. Identify official employee group. Employment law: To ensure that employees are treated honestly at work, Parliament anticipated some series of acts which is called employment law. These laws keep a balance in the workplace between the rights of employees and the rights of employer. For example- the employer can use the labour agreeably but protect employees from unfair treatment. The main laws that protect employees and employers in workplace are including: Equal pay: The equal pay act 1970 declares that businesses must treat employees of both sexes equally, so both men and women entitled to receive equal rate of pay if they have same or similar working condition. ...read more.


The law also requires employers to make 'reasonable adjustment' for the disable people in workplace, therefore they can be employed. Health and safety law: Health and safety laws protect employees from danger and prevent accident happening in the workplace. Under the health and safety law of 1974, employers are required to ensure that they safeguard all their employees health, safely and welfare at workplace. The employees also have to follow the health and safety laws which will ensure the safety of themselves and other in the workplace. National minimum wages law: According to the 1st October 2007 law, there are three levels of minimum wage, and the rates are �5.52 per hour for workers aged 22 years and over, �4.60 per hour for workers aged 18-21 and �3.40 per hour for all workers under the age of 18. ...read more.


Procedures for dealing with disputes in Tesco The procedures that Tesco deal with disputes are: Using grievance procedures: Tesco's grievance procedures is set of policies that explain how and whom to go if an employee have a complaint, who should the employee can go if the employee still not satisfy and it also state the time should take for a complain to be dealt with. Tesco's grievance procedures have number of stage to deal with a complaint. These stages are- The manager of Tesco should response to the grievance interview quickly and they have to make decision within ten days. Employees can have a trade union official or a friend to sit on in every stage of the grievance procedures. It is employees legal right. Every employees of Tesco have a copy of grievance procedures with their contact of employment. Tesco as a large company, have formal grievance procedures which are required by the law. ...read more.

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