Principles of Personal Responsibilities and Working in a Business Environment

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Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment

Assessment

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Please note that this Assessment document has 8 pages and is made up of 7 Sections.

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Name: Ruth Penrose

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).

When you are working you have right to receive details of your terms and conditions of employment in writing. It must include:

    - Employer and Employee’s name
    - Main place of work
    - Duties and responsibilities
    - Hours of work

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

Three key points of legislation that applies to employers in the business sector are -     - Health and safety
    - Data protection
    - Pay and pensions

2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment. Three key points of legislation that applies to employees in the business sector are - Pension
    - Pay
    - Employment 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.

Two internal sources of information would be your line manager and HR or personnel department.

Two external sources of information could be ACAS, Citizens Advice Bureau and also Directgov.co.uk

4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.

Representative bodies also known as trade unions can support employees by offering assistance with legal matters and general advice i.e redundancy, wages, pensions 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.

An employer can provide employee training on Equality and Diversity topics and also develop policies and procedures to ensure that no one in the organisation is discriminated against.

An employee should adhere to policies and make sure they make no judgements/decisions with prejudice and they also should attend training provided by employer.

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.

If procedures for equality and diversity are followed this will benefit the business as productivity will be increased from employee co-operation, which in turn generates more revenue for the employer and employee moral will be improved.

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...
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