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Starting out: your employment rights and responsibilities

BIS has produced a DVD teaching resource designed primarily for key stage 4 students (14 -16 year olds) to raise awareness of their employment rights and responsibilities. It covers: basic employment rights; discrimination issues; information sources; work experience; health and safety; and workplace bullying.

The DVD contains 20 work-place scenarios performed by professional actors linked to six 60-minute lesson plans with supporting worksheets. It will be of particular interest to teachers with responsibilities for teaching the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum, and those preparing students for the world of work, including work experience.

To order your free copy please contact :

BIS Publications Orderline

Tel: 0845 015 0010
Fax: 0845 015 0020
Minicom: 0845 015 0030

Address: ADMAIL 528, LONDON SW1W 8YT

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Lesson plans and work sheets are included on the DVD. They can also be accessed here:

Starting out: your employment rights and responsibilities (PDF, 4.3 Mb) 

Guidance on employment law

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