Principles of Personal Responsibilities and Working in a Business Environment

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Principles of Personal Responsibilities and Working in a Business Environment
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/ Duties & Responsibilities
2/ Salary
3/ Hours of Work
4/ Probationary Period

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

1/ Health & Safety
2/ Pay & Pensions
3/ Data Protection

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

1/ Pensions
2/ Pay
3/ Employment Rights & 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.

1/ Line Manager
2/ Trade Union

1/ CAB
2/ Internet

4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.

They have the expertise & knowledge to help support staff. The information they have will be up to date and relevant

5. Briefly describe employer and employee responsibilities for equality and diversity in a business environment. You should give at

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