Employment law and equal opportunities

If people are employed to work on your project, you need to be aware of employer responsibilities and employees rights, such as:

  • Contracts, hours and holidays
  • Equal treatment rights
  • Flexible working rights
  • Redundancy and notice requirements

You must do a disclosure check if you take on a volunteer or staff member who has regular contact with children and protected adults – it is an offence to employ someone who has a history of harmful behaviour for this type of work.

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