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).
Date of Commencement
Main place of work
2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment.
Health and Safety
Employment rights and responsibilities
2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment.
Health and Safety
Pay and 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 Representative
Chambers of commerce
4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.
Trade Unions are large organisation that represent the interest of their membership and can offer assistance through work based representatives. They can support an employee by-
Discussing any concerns employees may have regarding their employer •
They can accompany you to disciplinary or grievance hearings with management. •
develop the best possible health and safety procedures with your employer •
Represent you in negotiations over your pay and terms and conditions of employment this is known as ‘collective bargaining’. •
Meet with your employer to find solutions to workplace issues
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 may include:
Abiding by the relevant areas of legislation appropriate to the workplace including: Disability Discrimination, Employment Equality, Equality, Sex Discrimination, and Equal Pay. •
Providing employees access to the relevant information.
Employee responsibilities may include:
Following company policies relating to equality and diversity. •
Treating colleagues with respect.
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.
The benefits of making sure equality and diversity procedures are followed in a business environment may include: •
Creates an environment where employees feel valued and supported •
Employers can draw upon the skills and experience of a wide range of people.
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.
Employer responsibilities include upholding the relevant regulations and legislation
Employee responsibilities would include:
Following organisational policies and procedures for health, safety and security. •
Take responsibility for promoting one’s own health and care and that of colleagues.
2. Explain the purpose of following health, safety and security procedures in a business environment.
For example to ensure the safety and welfare of the individual and others is maintained at all times.
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