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Employee protection There are many different legal requirements that stop employees being treated unfairly in the work place, there are also many legal requirements that keep the employees taking advantage of the employers. A few years age there was no law that protected employees, and employers would take advantage of their workers and get away with it. Employers would higher and fire people on the different grounds of them being a different race, sex or even because they were disabled. Since the sixties people try to stop things like this from happening in the work place and tried to get some of laws and legislation's passed to stop employees being treated wrongfully. Even when the laws were passed employers tried to get around them by not discriminating directly but indirectly. ...read more.


It stops the persons gender affecting weather they get the job or not, what chances of promotion they get, what chances of training they get and how the boss treats the worker. This law along with the 'equal pay act' has changed the way men and women are treated in the work place. The second law to be passed one year later was the 'race relations act'. This law makes it illegal for any one to be discriminated against on the grounds of their race, ethnic origin, colour or nationality, like the sex discrimination act this may not happen directly or indirectly. There are some cases where it may be allowed and the law may be bent a little. ...read more.


This law is not split into direct or indirect but is classed as less favourable treatment that can't be justified. The last law that was passed was the 'employment rights act' which was set in 1996. These law states may different things. It states that employees must be given written conformation of their employment within two months and that if any drastic changes have been made like a cheaper wage rate, they may go to a tribunal. It also states that employees may not work on Sundays for religious reasons, but the must give notice before hand. Also employees who are of work for medical reasons must be given up to 26 weeks of sick pay. Employees must also be given 1-12 weeks before being dismissed. People who have been made redundant may also receive redundancy pay if they have worked for more than two years. 9 Shaun Macdonald Unit 1 P3 ...read more.

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