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Outcome 2: Task 4 - Working in the hair Industry

Basic employment rights, responsibilities & main legislation within the hair sector.

Sabrina Tait

on 23 October 2013

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Transcript of Outcome 2: Task 4 - Working in the hair Industry

Health & Safety in the work place.
You have the right to a safe environment.

Available equipment that has been correctly maintained & inspected (PAT tested).

PPE = Personal Protective equipment

Legalities: What's

Regulations in the work place.
All employees have the right to have one day of per week.
All employees are entitled to a minimum of 4 weeks paid a year.
For every 6 hours or more, you are entitled to a 20 min break.
Employees must not work more than 48 hours a week, unless a written agreement is in place
Guidance/Advice available
You are entitled to join a Trade Union.
Citizens advice
Professional body: Habia or a federation you have joined.
National Minimum Wage

16 -17 £3.72
18-20 £5.03
Apprentice under 19 £2.68
21 an over £6.31
Discrimination act & Equal Opportunities
Discrimination act & equal opportunities, as an employer or employee you must not discriminate in any way:

Sexual Orientation
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy need to comply with Health and Safety Legislation. The main piece of legislation is The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, which places general duties on employers, employees and the self employed. The basic idea is that the premises, equipment, and practices, whilst people are affected by your work activities, are as safe as reasonably practicable.
Employment rights/Act
National Minimum Wage
Automatic enroll in a pension.
Rest breaks & Paid holidays
Statutory Sick Pay
Whistle blowing
Not to be discriminate against unlawfully.
Equal Pay
Protection under health & safety law.
Redundancy Pay
Contract of employment
Reasonable notice if they wish to terminate your employment.
Maternity & Paternity Pay
Jury Service
Data protection
The Data Protection Act controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government.

Everyone who is responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. They must make sure the information is:

used fairly and lawfully
used for limited, specifically stated purposes
used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive
kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary
handled according to people’s data protection rights
kept safe and secure
Disability in the work place
Signing of contract
Pregnancy in the work place
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