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. Names of the Parties
2. Job Title and Description
3. Place of Work and Hours of Work
4. Duties and Responsibilities
2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment.
Points of legislation which can affect employers are:
1. Data protection
2. Pay and pensions
3. Health and safety
2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment.
Points of legislation which can affect employees are:
1. 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.
1. Internal sources of information:
- Line managers
- Informed colleagues
- Trade union representatives
- Books and documents held within the organization
2. External sources of information:
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Chambers of Commerce
4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.
The best known examples of representative bodies are:
1. Trade Unions (large organisation that represent the interests of their membership) 2. Non trade union representation (staff associations and trade associations)
Trade Unions can offer assistance through work based representatives and can help employees in:
- Health and safety
- Information and consultation representation
- European consultative bodies
- Workforce agreement
- Collective redundancy
- Union learning
- Collective bargaining
Non trade union representation.
They have a more restricted role than Trade Unions, being limited mostly to consultation and can help employees in everything that union representatives do, apart from:
- Union Learning
- Collective bargaining
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.
To ensure that people are treated fairly, an employer has to: - Train staff on equality and diversity topics
- Develop procedures and policies to address equality and diversity issue Each employee is responsible for:
- Implementing the policy in their day-to-day work and their dealings with colleagues - Ensuring their behaviour is appropriate to the policy and that they treat people with respect and dignity - Not discriminating against other employes
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.
Making sure that equality and diversity procedures are followed and that all staff are aware of current legislation and requirements will not only save business money for the employer but may also bring the following benefits: - Increase productivity
- Improve cooperation between employees
- Improve moral
- Improve company image
Section 2 – Understand the purpose of health, safety and security procedures in a business environment
1. Identify employer and...