Section 1 – Know the employment rights and responsibilities of the employee and employer
1. Identify four main points that would be included in a contract of employment. If possible, use an example contract to support your answer (feel free to obscure any confidential information).
Hours of work
I don’t have a work contract in my place of work but have found one of the internet and included it to show that I understand what one is.
2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment.
Health and safety
Pay and pensions
2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment.
Employment rights and responsibilities
3. Identify a range of places where a person can find information on employment rights and responsibilities. You should identify at least two internal and two external sources of information.
Trade union representatives
Government – including the website
4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.
A representative body may
• negotiate a better pay
• provide training and new skills
• advise with problems at work
5. Briefly describe employer and employee responsibilities for equality and diversity in a business environment. You should give at least two employer responsibilities and two employee responsibilities.
If possible, provide relevant equality and diversity procedures from your workplace (or place of study) to support your answer. These documents should be annotated to highlight the relevant sections.
Employer’s responsibility is to insure their employees are never treated less favourably then another person because of a protected characteristic and to insure that a person cannot be directly discriminated against some because they associate with another person who possess protected characteristic (www.acas.org.uk)
Employee’s responsibility would be to report any discrimination in the work place and not be discriminative in the work place
6. Briefly explain the benefits of making sure equality and diversity procedures are followed in a business environment. Your answer should include one benefit for the employer, one benefit for the employee and one benefit for the overall organisation.
When the equality and diversity acts are properly followed within a workplace it provides protection for both the employee and employer. The employee is protected, if procedures are followed, as they will not suffer any discrimination due to any personal characteristics. The employer benefits as, if procedures are followed, they are not liable as discriminators
Section 2 – Understand the purpose of health, safety and security procedures in a business environment
1. Identify employer and employee responsibilities for health, safety and security.
If possible, provide relevant health, safety and security policies / documents from your workplace (or place of study) to support your answer. These documents should be annotated to highlight the relevant sections.
Employers are responsible for making sure the work place is a safe and secure environment and that policies and procedures are in place to maintain this. They can do this in many ways i.e. c.o.s.h sheets, risk assessments, fire drills and keeping employees up-to-date with current policies. Employees have a responsibility to make sure they adhere to policies that are laid out and to conduct themselves in a manner that will allow a safe and secure working environment.
2. Explain the purpose of following health, safety and security procedures in a business environment.
The main reason this legislation is put in place is so that everyone recognises that they are all responsible for health, safety and security in the work place. If all rules are adhered to it will keep the risks down to a...
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