Principles of Personal Responsibilities

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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).

Employer & employee's rights and responsibilities
Pay, hours and pension (including holidays
Confidentiality of personal details
Dismissal and disciplinary actions

2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment. Employers has to pay at least minimum wage to everyone
Pay has to be the same for both men and women for the same job position Employer can only deduct certain things from the pay, for example tax and National Insurance contributions

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

Employees have a right to take paid maternity and paternity when their child is born, however it can be limited to certain time. If worked over 2 years, employees have right to redundancy pay Employees have to receive pay statement at regular basis that clearly shows their gross pay, deductions and 'take home' pay

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

Managers and supervisors
Books and documents held within company (e.g. employee handbook) HR specialists
Informed colleagues
Citizens Advice Bureau
Trade Unions

4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.

Representative bodies provide information and consultations for employees. They can help you with health and safety, pensions, transfer of undertakings, union learning, workforce agreement, collective redundancy etc.

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 has to recruit fairly, allowing people of all ages, genders and races to try for the job. There's some exceptions like for example age restrictions. Everyone has to be paid fairly and treated in the same way. Ramps and disable toilets should be in lace for disabled customers and workers. Provide managers and supervisors with equality and diversity training Employees have to treat or their colleges equally and with the same respect. Also, you have a responsibility to report any discriminative behaviour towards other that you witnessed

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.

Employees are treated equally despite their differences and therefore working environments is better. Employer who follows equality and diversity rights will not be fined or...
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