Rights and Responsibilities

The following topics form part of Unit 2, Law in Action.

Introduction An outline understanding that rights are balanced by corresponding duties and that rights are generally restricted by the law.

For buyers and sellers An outline understanding of the rules relating to offer, to invitation to treat and to acceptance in a consumer contract. An understanding of the key provisions of: the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended), the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 and the Consumer Protection Act 1987. An outline understanding of enforcement through Small Claims.

In employment An outline understanding that employment is based upon a contract. An understanding of the following: discrimination in employment; Health and Safety legislation. An outline understanding of the following: vicarious liability; the role of tribunals in an employment context.

As a citizen An outline understanding of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Convention on Human Rights. An understanding of rights and restrictions in relation to the following: personal liberty; freedom of communication; the right to a fair trial.


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