Employment legislation

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The Employment Rights Act
entitlement to an itemised pay statement. Entitlement to the National Minimum Wage. That the terms and conditions of work must be set out in writing. Protection against unfair dismissal at work.
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The Sex Discrimination Act, 1975
Protects employees against discrimination on the grounds of gender
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The Equal Pay Act of 1970
Sets out that women and men should receive the same pay for doing the same type of work or ranked as being of the same value.
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The Race Relations Act, 1976
Makes discrimination on grounds of race illegal in the same way as the Sex Discrimination Act.
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The Disability Discrimination Act, 1995
Applies to organisations who employ over 20 people. They are required to accommodate the needs of the disabled and establish a right of access for the disabled in transport, higher education and other areas.
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The National Minimum Wage Act, 1998
. The Minimum Wage is increased each year in line with the rise in the cost of living
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The Working Time Directive, 1999
Guaranteed all employees a maximum 48 hours working week, and a four week holiday. Employees can choose to opt out of the Working Time requirement and agree to work longer hours if they wish.
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The Sex Discrimination Act, 1975

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Protects employees against discrimination on the grounds of gender

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The Equal Pay Act of 1970

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The Race Relations Act, 1976

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The Disability Discrimination Act, 1995

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