Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment
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Name: Karen Lee
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).
Start date of employment
STATEMENT OF PARTICULARS AND
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Name & Address of Employer
Name & Address of Employee
Employment Start Date
26 September 2012
Specimen Processor Coordinator, reporting to the Laboratory Manager, or as directed by him/her.
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.
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.
Internal sources: line managers, informed colleagues, personnel specialists and trade union representatives
External sources: Citizens Advice Bureaux, ACAS, legal professionals, educational courses/establishments.
4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.
There are many representative bodies that can help employees with employment relation needs, one example is ACAS. They can help with discipline and grievance handling, preventing discrimination, and communicating effectively in the workplace. They have a Helpline Number and a website. There are internal and external sources that can be used when seeking help with an issue at work some if the problem is not too great then a line manager or colleague would be able to help but for bigger issues that concern more than just the individual someone in personnel or a trade union representative would be better suited for the task. If the problem is on a greater scale and needs to be dealt with outside of the organisation then seeking help from an external would be advisable if its only advise you need then the library or Citizens Advice Bureaux could help but if the problem has legal implications then maybe ACAS, Chambers of Commerce or Equality and Human Rights Commission would be better.
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.
Employers can ensure equality and diversity by:
Developing procedures to address equality and diversity issues Ensure line managers appreciate diversity and promote fair treatment.
Employees can promote equality by:
Being aware of the judgements they make
Being open to learn about “different” people
Respecting different views and opinions
Treating people with respect
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