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).
Four main points that would be included in a contract of employment: Employer's name: The name of the business you will be working for. (The restaurant group - Chiquito) Main place of work: This is usually the employer's address or it can be the address of where the employee has to work from. (20-21 Leicester Square WC2H 7LE) Working hours: This part contains the amount of hours per week you must work. (40/week) Duties and responsibilities: This is a short description about the role and duties you required to do.
2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment.
Pay and pension
Data protection: there are 8 principles for employers to follow e.g. personal data must be processed lawfully and used for limited purposes. Health and safety
2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment.
Pay: there are so many legislations about employee pay, for example protection of women for being paid fairly or the National Minimum Wage. Data protection: employees must know their personal data cannot be divulged to a third party and it has to be relevant and not exaggerated. 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 of employment rights and responsibilities can be found within an organisation: Line managers can give information
Human Resource department
Trade union representatives
External sources of employment rights and responsibilities are found outside the organisation: Representative bodies such as ACAS (they provide information, advice and other services for employers and employees to help overtake or solve workplace problems), Citizens Advice Bureau (help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice) or Equality and Human Rights Commission (give expert information, advice and support on discrimination and human rights) Websites (e.g. directgov.co.uk, hse.gov.uk)
4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.
There are two big groups of representative bodies, the trade unions and non-trade unions. Trade unions are large organisations, can be specialized for an occupation or for a common industry. Their representatives can help employees in health and safety, pensions, information and consultation representation, European consultative bodies, Transfer of undertakings, Workforce Agreement, Collective redundancy, Union learning and Collective bargaining. Non-trade union representations have much more limited consultations including staff associations and trade associations. Non-trade unions have the right to help employees in everything that Trade unions can except Union learning and Collective bargaining.
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.
Preventing unfair discrimination: the government try to hold back the unfair and discriminatory behaviour with laws. Training: Employers have a responsibility to give company training on workplace diversity to all of the employees. Employees responsibilities:
Following organisation provisions relating to equality and diversity...
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