Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment
Please note that this Assessment document has 8 pages and is made up of 7 Sections.
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).
a. Employers Name
b. Employment Type
d. Terms and termination details
2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment.
a. Health & Safety at Work 1974
b. Working Time Regulations and Working Time Directives
c. Data Protection Act 1998
2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment.
a. Health & Safety at Work 1974
b. Employment Rights and Responsibilities
c. Pay & Pensions
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
Citizen Advice Bureaus
4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.
Trade Union representatives are interested in their members’ well-being and can offer assistance to employees with regards to H&S, Pay and Pensions, Redundancy, as well as acting on their behalf during Collective Bargaining procedures.
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 regarding Equality and Diversity include the moral right to treat people fairly and avoid unfair discrimination; develop procedures that address any issues; and ensure training of staff is carried out.
From the employees’ perspective, they should be aware of the policies and procedures that are in place within their working environment and also that they have a moral and legal obligation to treat fellow workers in a just and non-discriminatory manner that would enable a happier working environment.
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.
Employer: They are more likely to have more competent, motivated and productive personnel.
Employee: They will feel that they are being treated fairly and are more likely to stay with the company.
An equal and diverse organisation is likely to have a more competent, motivated and productive workforce, plus with the additional benefit of attracting high calibre candidates for any open positions that become available within the company.
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 have a legal duty under this Act to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of the people for whom they are responsible and the people who may be affected by the work they do.
Employees also have a...
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