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Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment


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Name: Mirza Abdul Hameed

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).

1. Health and Safety
2. Employment rights and responsibilities
3. Pay and pension
4. Data Protection

When I was hired by the Primark Ltd I was given an employment agreement which both party signed. I checked my all required details like, my rights, pay and pension scheme how my personal information will be secured and healthy and safety responsibilities.

2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment.

1. Health and Safety Act
2. Pay and pensions
3. Data Protection Act

2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment.

1. Employment Rights and Responsibilities
2. Pay and pensions
3. Data Protection Act.

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.

Internal source of information:
1. Line managers
2. Staff association representatives
3. Trade union representatives

External source of information:
1. Citizen advice bureau
2. Library
4. Equality and Human Rights Commission

4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.

According to ACAS, there are 50% trade union and 50% non-trade representatives in the UK.

Trade union represents the interest of their memberships and protect their rights. Their members may share an occupation or a common industry. They can offer assistance through work based representatives.

Non-trade representatives are like staff associations and trade association. Their role is much more restricted than that of their union counterparts, being limited mainly to consultation.

Non-union representatives have a right to paid time to help employees in everything that union representatives do apart from.

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 responsibilities in equality and diversity:
1. All member of staff should be treated equality without any discrimination 2. Make sure all staff members rights are protected equally 3. Make sure organisation have diverse staff to proof organisation is fair and professional

Staff Responsibilities:
1. Treat colleagues without any discrimination
2. Staff should look after each other without any discrimination

During my work experience with PRIMARK I found all senior staff was well trained and educated in equality and diversity. They made sure to treat everyone fairly without any discrimination and assign duties according to their...
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