Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment
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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).
Place of work
Duties and responsibilities
Names of employer and employees
2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment.
Health and Safety
Pay and Pensions
2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment.
Pay and Pension
Employment rights and responsibilities
Health and Safety
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: Line Managers and Trade Union reps
External: ACAS, direct.gov and Citizens Advice Bureaux,
4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.
They can answer questions; give you facts and information so that you can make informed decisions. They provide advice, guidance and training. Advise you on your rights and give support in various roles eg. Accompanying workers in grievance and disciplinary cases
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’s responsibilities are to:
Develop policies and procedures to address equality and diversity Train staff on equality and diversity
Ensure that line managers promote fair treatment on equality and diversity issues
Employee’s responsibilities are to:
Not make snap judgements (stereotype) of people
Be willing to learn about people “who are different”
Treat everyone fairly.
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.
Benefits of equality and diversity procedures for a business are that the company is more likely to attract talented people, to learn new things from people with different experiences and perspectives. If the staffs are feeling like they are being fairly treated and appreciated they are more likely to be better motivated and productive, it makes for a better working environment for both employer and employee.
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.
Both employers and employees...