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).
Employers details e.g. Name and address.
Hours of work
2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment.
Pay and Pensions
2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment.
Health and Safety
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.
Citizens Advice Bureau, Libraries, Trade Unions, Trade Union representatives, Line managers, Colleagues.
4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.
Representative bodies can come in the form of trade union or non trade union representatives and can support employees by speaking on behalf of members and helping to maintain and improve their employment. This could be regarding policies and procedures in the workplace, health and safety, pensions, pay and many more.
They can provide guidance and advice along the way, and can help with problems in the workplace.
5. Briefly describe 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.
Employers responsibilities in regards to equality and diversity include knowing the laws and legislation e.g. Equality Act 2010, Human Rights Act 1998. Employers should put policies into practice in the workplace and monitor policies to ensure they are being adhered to. Employers should also ensure that employees are aware of policies that have been put in place, and that further training is given on equality and diversity if needed.
Employees responsibilities in regards to equality and diversity are to be aware of laws, legislation and policies in the workplace and act upon them e.g. Being respectful to others, Not to discriminate against others. If unsure on anything, employees should seek further help and training from their employer. Employees should be patient, polite and understanding of others and recognise that everybody is different.
Equal Opportunities Policy
We employ people because of their individual skills and abilities (Company policy shows there is no discrimination in the recruitment process)and it is our policy that there shall be no discrimination in respect of age, disability, religious belief, gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, marital status, political belief and nationality, or any other category as defined by law, and that equality of opportunity shall be given to everyone.
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