Unit One: 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


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

Name: Valeria D’Agostini Derech

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).

The contract must contain this information:
- Employer’s Name: The employer full name and address.

- Employee’s Name: The employee full name and address.

- Date of commencement of work: Important to establish how long have you been working with an employer.

- Main place of work: The address where the employee will work at.

2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment. The law is applied to all sizes and sectors of business and organizations in the UK. The Legislation that can affect employers are:

- Health and safety it is concerned with the protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment.

- Data Protection: safeguards for individuals relating to personal data stored.

- Pay and pensions: Regulate the wages and pension of an employee.

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

- Pay, Wages, salary

- Pension, a fix amount, other than wages, paid at regular intervals to a person or the person’s surviving dependents in consideration of past services.

- Employment rights and responsibilities, The employee and the employers have rights and responsibilities to each other.

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.

Inside the organization we can find information on employment rights and responsibilities contacting the line managers, personal specialists, informed colleagues, staff association representatives and trade union representatives.

Outside the organization we can find the information at the libraries, Citizens Advice Bureaux, legal professionals, educational establishments, trade union, Equality and Human Rights Commission.

4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.

The Trade Unions are the best known example of representative bodies and they are large organizations that represent the interest of their membership. They can provide information, consultation and representation to the employees when is needed.

The staff association and trade association can support employees as well. They have a much more restricted duties than the Trade union They are restricted to consultation.

The representative bodies may negotiate a better payment, provide training and new skills, advice with problems at work.

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.

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