business and admin Essay

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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). [1.1]
An employer must give employees a ‘written statement of employment particulars’ if their employment contract lasts at least a month or more. The employee has legal right to receive details of terms and conditions of employment in writing after working for two months for their employer.
The business name
The employee’s name, job title or a description of work and date employment will commence
How much and how often an employee will get paid
Disciplinary and dismissal process

2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment. [1.2]
Health and Safety
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Data Protection
2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment. [1.2
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. [1.3]
Internal sources of information on employment rights and responsibilities from within organisation via: line manager or mentor the human resource department the staff handbook or manual the company intranet trades union representative.

External sources of information on employment rights and responsibilities outside an organisation from:
Citizens Advice Bureau
ACAS (Advice, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
Government websites such as the Directgov
The Equality and Human Rights Commission website
4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees
Representative bodies can provide support by:
Advising employees on their employment rights Representing employees on issues related to employment and conditions of employment
Participating in negotiation and grievance procedures on behalf of 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. [1.5] 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.
There is a moral and legal obligation to treat people on their merits and their ability to do the job. Both employers and employees should make sure that labelling, stereotyping and prejudice do not influence the way in which a business operates.
The employer has several responsibilities to ensure that their employees are treated fairly these include the training of all staff on equality and diversity, development of procedure and policies in order to address any equality and diversity issues within the workplace these can be effectively done by training of line managers, making sure they are aware and appreciate diversity to promote fair treatment.
Just as employers have responsibilities to equality and diversity employees have to these include that an employee should be aware of judgements they make about others, focus on the person not a ‘label’ that has been placed upon them and it is also important that they are polite, patient and treat people with the respect that they themselves would expect. The link above is the equality and diversity policy in place at my workplace. The first page of the policy highlights the employers commitment to ensuring the policy is followed; We aim to create a great and inclusive place to work for our people, and are committed to an active policy of equal opportunities and embracing diversity throughout employment
The policy then gives a clear outline of exactly what company