Unit One: Principles of Personal Responsibilities and Working in a Business Environment, Business and Administration

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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).

1. Name of the parties. (Employer’s and employee’s name) 2. Date of commencement of employment.
3. Job title with description of duties and responsibilities. 4. Salary.

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

1. Health and safety.
-Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
2. Data protection.
-The Data Protection Act 1998
3. Pay and Pensions.

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

1. Pay.
-The Equality Act 2010
-The National Minimum Wage Act 1998
2. Pension.
-From 2012 pension will undergo substantial change.
3. Employment right 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.
-Trade union representatives.
-Documents held within the organisation.

External sources:
-Citizen Advise Bureau.
-Government websites:
Directgov.co.uk, hse.gov.uk

4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.

Representative bodies are able to give a legal advice to employee covering a wide range of employment matters, contract of employment, holiday entitlement, latest employment legislation and etc. For example: -If employee doesn’t feel comfortable at work and is concern about equality, or legislation he can seek some help from Trade Unions or ACAS, they’re able to give a legal advice. -If you’re working parent you have rights to apply for flexible working hours.

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 should treat all his staff members fairly avoid any discrimination, to give equal opportunities. Develop policies and procedures regarding equality and diversity, organise trainings for his employees, ensure that line managers appreciate diversity and promote fair treatment.

Employees should be polite and respectful to each other, avoid unfair discrimination. Employees must be willing learn about people “who are different”

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 employees are treated fairly and with respect, they tend to stay with organisation for a long period, which is good for...
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