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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).

- Hours of week
- Dismissal
- Salary
- Holiday Entitlement

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

- Health & Safety
- Pay & pensions
- Data Protection

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

- Pension
- Pay
- 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.

- From the persons line manager
- Trade union representative
- Public library
- Citizens advice bureau

4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.

A trade union or non-trade union representative can support an employee when they have a problem at work, including any concerns they have with their employer. They can also accompany the employee to disciplinary or grievance

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