Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment
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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’s name, Employee’s name
- Main place of work
- Job title, Date of commencement
- Duties and responsabilities
2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment. - Health and Safety
- Data protection
- Pay and Pension
2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment. - Pension
- Employment rights and resposabilities
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: -Line Managers
External: - Libraries
- Government, Citizen Advice Bureau
4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.
One of the best known example of representative bodies are Trade Unions. They can offer assistance through work based representatives and can help employees in making the job more secure and take care of all the aspects of salary, holiday, pension, disciplinary meetings. Basically is an extra support for the employees.
5. Identify 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.
a) Train all staff on eqality and diversity (race, gender etc) b) Develop policies and procedures to adress any diversity and equalty problems. Employee Responsabilities:
a) Treat everyone the same and fairy
b) Avoid discrimination
Under equal rights legislation, employers must provide an equal fair place. This means that for example when advertising a new job position that can be done both by male and female, they cannot use terminologies that descriminates different groups of people. (ex: “Girl Friday” required for busy PR office) Accesibility for disabled people could be another example. The employer must make sure resonable adjustments should be done to ensure the workplace is accessible for all employees such as installing ramps, lifts where there are stairs and providing facilities for disabed people. Employee Responsabilities:
a) Not to victimise or attempt to victimise anyone who has made complains of discrimination or provided information on discrimination b) Not to bully, harass, abuse or intimidate others
c) Support measures introduced to advance equality and diversity and eliminate unlawful discrimination
6. 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.
One benefit for...
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