1.1 – Summarise key aspects of legislation regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities It is the policy of where i work to treat all job applicants and employees fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, trans-gender status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, civil partnership status, age or perceived age, race, colour, nationality, national origins, ethnic origin or disability. Through our policy and procedure and the training and development of managers and staff, the company will do all it can to promote good practice in this area in order to eliminate discrimination or harassment so far as is reasonably possible. There are a number of policies and procedures and codes of practice which I need to adhere to within my role some of these are:
* Health and Safety (H & S) at Work Act 1974 – This is a really important policy, there are many codes of practises, legislation and regulation that I need to be aware of and adhere to within my role. Employers need to ensure that their employees are not put at risk during their time at work. I also encourage individuals to also take responsibility for their own H & S at work.
* Data Protection Act (DP) – This can relate to employee personal information, customer and supplier information, finance details and IT systems. The DP act provides a legal framework on how and when information can be obtained, viewed and shared.
* Copyright – This is a legal concept which enables the creator of an original piece of work exclusive right to it. This also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work. Within our company we work within copyright legislation and this should be taken into account when looking at our own label products and brands such as our logos.
* Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups – Within my industry it is my responsibility to...