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

Assessment

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Name:Brian Wearmouth

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).

4 main items to be included on a contract of employment are :-

The employer's name (or company name)
The employee's name
The job title
The expected hours of work

2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment. Health and safety
Employment rights and responsibilities
Data protection

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

Health and safety
Minimum wage
Equality

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 Your employer or workmates
External Citizens advice or trade unions

4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.

These representative bodies can be supportive for many reasons including mediation in disputes,(because most negotiations occur in an office environment one member of a representative body can speak for a large amount of staff, where deals can be forged and disputes managed) and daily support within the workplace to which it can be anything from a trivial argument to major industrial actions.

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.

As no two people are the same they should be treated as individuals. This diversity can manifest itself in the form of age (where a younger person could be prefered for a certain job ie a manual role with heavy lifting, or an older person for a role requiring patience and dexterity). It is equally important to embrace equaility in the equation and nobody should be judged on their age, gender, race or ability to perform a role. An older person may well be able to do any task a young one can. A female may be equally able to do a males job.

People of different races can be equally proficient at any role. A disabled person can often carry out the same roles as able people. Nobody should be discriminated against in the workplace because when all is said and done we are all human, but at the same time individual.

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.

General equality and diversity can be gained through simple common decency and respect. If the work force is happy work gets done on time. So the employer is happy and so the work keeps coming in keeping the whole organisation happy. If there are problems between...
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